Charles Paul Gruppe American, 1860-1940

Overview

Charles Gruppe was born in Picton, Ontario and later moved to Rochester, New York. He had no formal training as an artist when he was young, but nurtured his innate talent through sign making. At the age of 21 he went to Europe, where he stopped his travels in Holland and remained there for twenty years. In the Netherlands he painted portraits, interiors, farms, boats, fisherman and coastal waterways. He was very taken by the landscape of the Netherlands and he is primarily known for his depictions of this landscape. With subtle draftsmanship, his work became so identified with the Dutch School of painting that he was elected to the exclusive Pulchre Studio, a highly unique honor for an American.

Memberships

American Federation of Arts

American Watercolor Society

Art Club, Philadelphia

National Arts Club, New York

New York Watercolor Club

Pulchre Studio, Netherlands

Rochester Arts Club

Salmagundi Club

Exhibitions

National Academy of Design; 1891-1899

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; 1892, 1895-1904, 1909-1910, 1925

Boston Arts Club; 1892-1909

Rouen Exhibition, Paris (gold)

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Exhibition Paris et Provence (gold)

Philadelphia Art Club (gold)

St Louis Exposition, 1904 (medal)

Appalachian Expo, Knoxville, 1910 (medal)

Detroit Museum of art, 1911

Art Institute of Chicago, 1917 (prize)

Salons of Americans

Society of Independent Artists, 1937-1940

Museums and Public Collections

Art Museum, Rouen, France

Brooklyn Museum

Butler Art Institute

Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Massachusetts

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio

Detroit Art Institute

Joslyn Memorial Museum

Maryland Institute, Baltimore

Memorial Gallery, Rochester, New York

Museum, London, Ontario

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Arts Club, New York

National Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Oglethorpe University Museum, Georgia

Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee

Queen of Holland Collections

Reading, Pennsylvania Art Museum

Rouen, France Library

St. Louis Art Museum

San Diego Museum of art, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Springville Museum of Art, Utah

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada

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