(1851 - 1914)
Richard Buckner Gruelle was active/lived in Indiana, New York. Richard Gruelle is known for landscape, portrait and marine painting.
The following, submitted September 2002, is from material developed for
Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana by Tom Davis.
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
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
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