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Charles Gruppe

 (born 1928)
Charles C. Gruppe is active/lives in Connecticut.  Charles Gruppe is known for marine, landscape, and portrait painting.

Charles Gruppe

Biography from the Archives of askART

The following is from Kathleen Parker who received the information "from the artist when he restored one of his own paintings for me that I bought through a private sale.  That large painting was dirty and I was disappointed in the cleaning job a local gallery did.  An appraiser identified the artist for me, (his signature was illegible to me).  I contacted Mr. Gruppe by phone and shipped the artwork to him in CT.  Since then, I have purchased two more of his paintings."


PREFERRED MEDIA: oils, acrylics

STUDY & TRAINING: Yale University; National University of Mexico; Columbia University, BFA., Brevoort Fellowship and MFA, Huntington Hartford Foundation. Pacific Palisades, Fulbright Fellowship Italy, Italian Government Award.

COMMISSIONS: Paintings, American President Lines: S.S.Coolidge, Jackson and Wilson, Yale Divinity School, New Haven,CT; Fort Lauderdale National Bank, Florida; Dolly O'Brien Estate, Palm Beach, FL; First National Bank, New Haven, CT; Actor, Charlton Heston.

EXHIBITIONS: Allied Artists Am, New York, NY; Boston Arts Festival; Silvermine Guild Artists, New Canaan,CT; American Landscape Award, Provincetown Art Assn.,MA; N.E. Annual Nantucket Art Assn., Nantucket,MA; Lord & Taylor, New York,NY; Cape Cod Art Assn.; Gold Metal; Butler Museum,Youngstown, Ohio; Witte Museum Purchase Award, San Antonio, Texas; Knickerbocker Artists Award, New York City, 1985; Hudson Valley Art Assn. Award,1990; Salmagundi Club 1st Award, New York City,1995; Arthritis Foundation Bronze Award and Purchase Award, 1996, First Prize, museum of Science & Art, Bridgeport, CT,1997; Frederic Waugh Memorial Award, Provincetown, MA,1998; Art and the Law National Competition Award,1998; Philip Schumaker Marine Award, Rockport Art Assn., 1989; Lyme, CT Art Assn. 2nd Prize, 1994; North Shore Art Assn. Award, 1994; Windsor Newton National Competition Competition Award, 1995; Essex Art Assn. Popular Award, 1999; Hilton head National Juty Show Award,1999.

WORKSHOPS GIVEN: 1995-2000: Greenwich,CT; Marco Island,FL; Jupiter,FL, Hilton Head, SC; Sedona, AZ; Northern Michigan Workshops; Cincinnati Arts Club; Acapulco, Mexico-1995; Athens, Greece-1996; Rome and Paris-1997; Portugal -1998; Spain-1999.

GALLERIES: Washington,DC; Cape Porpoise, ME; Key West, Sanibel Island, and Naples, FL; Hartford, New Haven, and Guilford, CT; Barcelona, Spain; Montreal, Canada.

Represented over 5,000 private collections.

WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART, Editors: The James Cattell Press, Sponsored by The American Federation of Arts, Publisher: The R.R Bowker Company (a Xerox Company) New York and London

Biography from the Archives of askART
Charles C. Gruppe comes from a respected families of East Coast artists.  His grandfather, Charles Paul GruppĂ© (1860-1940), studied and painted in Europe until moving to Rochester, New York. His uncles, sculptor Karl (1893-1982) and painter Emile (1896-1978) were successful and widely recognized for their work.  Charles's, father Paulo Gruppe, was a gifted cellist.

Charles Gruppe studied at Yale University and at Columbia, as well as at the National University of Mexico.  He earned a Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University while on a fellowship there.  He was also awarded a Fulbright Fellowship Grant and studied in Italy where he received an Italian Government Award.

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About  Charles Gruppe

Born:  1928 - New York City
Known for:  marine, landscape, and portrait painting