Emile Albert Gruppe Biography

Born in Rochester, NY, the son of painter Charles P. Gruppe.  Emile Gruppe lived in Gloucester, MA for most of his painting career, wintering in Jeffersonville, VT and Sarasota, FL.  Gruppe studied a the National Academy in New York City, at the Grande Chaumiere, Paris, and with John F. Carlson, Richard Miller, George Bridgman, Charles Chapman and Charles Hawthorne.  Gruppe is best known for his post-impressionist views of Gloucester and Rockport fishing boats and northeastern landscapes.  In 1942, he founded the Gruppe Summer School in Gloucester with his mentors Miller, Carlson, Bridgman and Chapman.  Gruppe was a member of the Salmagundi Club, North Shore Art Association (1929-1978), Rockport Art Association, Gloucester Society of Artists, Allied Artists of America, Longboat Key Art Association, Sarasota Art Association, Grand Central Art Galleries, Rochester Art Association, Audubon Artists, Northern Vermont Artists, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, CAFA, Meriden Arts & Crafts, St. Augustine Art Association, and Academic Artists, Springfield, MA.