Sunday, July 18, 2010

....speaking of Emile Gruppe

....speaking of Emile Gruppe in my previous blog...this is one of his paintings titled Clear Morning, Gloucester Harbor, ca. 1955. 30x36" Best known for his vigorous portrayals of the harbors and houses of Gloucester, Massachusetts and the rural scenery of Vermont, his art reflects his belief that “When a man paints, he expresses his whole life; what he’s done and what he’s experienced. If you are bold and outgoing, your work will show it.” His most prominent American teachers were Charles Hawthorn (Provincetown, Ma) and John Carlson (his most admired) .
Gruppé is said to have painted every day, producing about two hundred oils a year ... multiply that by six decades!

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