Fine art painter, Emile Gruppe was born in Rochester, New York, the son of noted artist Charles P. Gruppe and the brother of Karl H. and Virginia H.
Gruppe studied art at the Arts Students League, National Academy of Design, and with John E. Carlson, Richard E. Miller, George Bridgeman, Charles Chapman and abroad.
He was a member of the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts from 1929 until his death in 1978. He was also a member of the Rockport Art Association, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, and the Gloucester Society of Artists.
Gruppe won prizes for his paintings at the National Academy of Design, as well as prizes at the associations of which he was a member.
Thousands of people studied with Gruppe and attended demos at the Gruppe Summer School at 32 Rocky Neck Avenue from 1929 to the mid 1970’s as he painted Cape Ann Art.
The painting is the Lantana Vine outside of Emile Gruppe’s home and studio in Rocky Neck, Gloucester. Recently cleaned and framed, the painting is an unusually beautiful painting of his home and Smith Cove in Rocky Neck.
The painting, Harvest of the Seas, is a study for a magnificent large painting of the same scene, now located at the reception area of Varian Semiconductor at Blackburn Industrial Park in Gloucester, MA. The back of the painting is signed in Emile Gruppe’s own handwriting,