If this painting wasn’t already titled “Woodcutters”; I would call it “Wow!” I’ve owned several Gruppe paintings and this by far; is the best! Large, complex, interesting, rare, older and pristine, thick paint, original frame and master detail work. I think that covers it! A majority of the painting was painted with rare and valuable Lapis Lazuli clay paint. This painting will not last long and is for serious collectors, circa 1950 midcentury.
Height: 30 inches
Width: 36 inches
Height: 36 Inches
Width: 42 Inches.
Condition: Excellent. Photos show thick paint in sunlight which gives this painting amazing texture and character. Frame with wear.
Emile A. Gruppe was a painter-teacher who was born in 1896, the son of renowned painter Charles P. Gruppe (1860-1940). He lived throughout his professional painting career in Gloucester, MA and wintered in Jeffersonille, VT and Sarasota, FL. Gruppe studied at the National Academy (NYC), at the Grande Chaumiere, Paris; and with John F. Carlson, Richard Miller, George Bridgman, Charles Chapman and Charles Hawthorne (in Provincetown) and by 1930 he was known for his fluid, Lucid post-impressionist scenes of the American landscape and of Gloucester boating views.