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Richard Gruelle

 (1851 - 1914)
Richard Buckner Gruelle was active/lived in Indiana, New York.  Richard Gruelle is known for landscape, portrait and marine painting.

Richard Gruelle

The following, submitted September 2002, is from material developed for Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana by Tom Davis.

Though a great lover of nature and the outdoors, Richard Gruelle had painting as the driving force in his life. "The fragrance of sweet jasmine in the woods was not so sweet as the smell of new canvas and new tubes of color."

Believing in "art for the heart's sake," Gruelle felt the artist had "the duty of carrying the gospel of encouragement and uplift to all; to awaken a love and understanding of the beautiful and pure; and to so animate the impulse of this awakening as to bring its influence to bear on things of daily experience." (Gruelle, as quoted by Mary Q. Burnet, Art and Art  ...  Displaying 750 of 12019 characters.

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About  Richard Gruelle

Born:  1851 - Cynthiana, Kentucky
Died:   1914 - Indianapolis, Indiana
Known for:  landscape, portrait and marine painting