EMILE ALBERT GRUPPE1896-1978
Painter and teacher Emile Albert Gruppe was born in New York in 1896. He studied at the National Academy of Design, the Grande Chaumière in Paris, and with John F. Carlson, Richard Miller, George Bridgman, Carlton Chapman and Charles Hawthorne. He was an Impressionist painter, best known for his views of fishing boats docked at Gloucester and Rockport in Massachusetts. In 1942, he founded the Gruppe Summer School in Gloucester, MA. He exhibited widely in the United States during his lifetime and his work can be found today at the White House as well as at many college museums. He died in 1978.