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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: landscape, still life, mural

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following information has been provided by Virginia Peckham, a writer and illustrator; she is also Hugh Gumpel's wife. The artist's website is

Hugh Gumpel, N.A., A.W.S. (member of the National Academy of Design and of
the American Watercolor Society) lives in Camden, Maine and has exhibited nationally and internationally, taking numerous prizes and awards.

He has had many one-man shows in New York City and elsewhere, and he has
shown in Paris, London, Germany, Mexico, and Canada. His work is found in
public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Major commissions include a mural in the Public Works Administration Building in Albany.

He studied at Columbia University, the Grande Chaumière in Paris, and the Art
Students League. For many years he taught drawing and painting at the National Academy School in New York City, as well as watercolor painting as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Purchase.

Art Students League, studied with George Grosz, 1943
Columbia University, 1946-1948
Grande Chaumière, Paris, France, 1951-1952

National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York, N.Y., 1961-1996
State University of New York at Purchase, adjunct professor, 1972-1992
Westchester County Art Center Workshop, White Plains, N.Y., 1974-1992.

"Seascapes and Landscapes in Watercolor," Norman Kent, ed., New York 1956,
pp. 97-102, ill. p. 98.
"The Ranger Fund," American Artist magazine, Oct. 1958, ill. p. 50.
"147th Annual of N.A.D.," by Ralph Fabri, Today's Art, Dec. 1972, ill. p. 7.
Marquis Who's Who and Who's Who in American Art

Gillespie Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1969
Aslew Gallery, Norfolk, Va., 1966
Gallery G (Grippi), New York, N.Y., 1960
Stubing and Greenfield Gallery, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1962
Ferargil Galleries, New York, N.Y., 1952

National Academy of Design, New York, N.Y.
Norfolk Museum, Virginia
Hagerstown Museum, Maryland
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Art Institute of Zanesville, Ohio
German Naval Collection, Holstein, Germany
Ethical Culture Society, New York, N.Y.
New York Hospital, New York, N.Y.
New York Graphics

William R. Paton Prize, National Academy Annual, 1978
Ralph Fabri Award, American Watercolor Society Annual, 1975
Arches Paper Award, A.W.S. Annual, 1974
William R. Paton Prize, National Academy Annual, 1973
Walter Biggs Memorial Award, N.A. Annual, 1972
Clare Stout Award, A.W.S. Annual, 1972
American Watercolor Society Gold Medal of Honor, 1968
Grumbacher Award of Merit, 99th A.W.S. Exhibition, 1966
Joseph Mayer Prize, Audubon Artists, 1959
Salmagundi Club Award for Watercolor, 1958
First Prize, Hudson Valley Association, 1957
Arthur Hill Award, Salmagundi Club, 1957
American Artists Magazine Medal of Honor, A.W.S., 1957
First Prize, Hudson River Museum, 1965
First Prize, New York City Center Gallery, 1956
First Prize, Westchester Arts and Crafts, 1956
Ralph R. Moulten Watercolor Award, 1956
Annual Oil Award, Salmagundi Club, 1955
First Prize, Westchester Arts and Crafts, 1955
First Prize, New Rochelle Art Association, 1954
First Prize, Music and Art Festival, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1951
First Prize, New Rochelle Annual, watercolor, 1950
First Prize, New Rochelle Art Association, oil, 1948

National Academy of Design, Academician
Past Member of the Council, National Academy of Design
"Dolphin" Member, American Watercolor Society
Past A.W.S. Corresponding Secretary
Co-Founder and Past Vice President, Mamaroneck Artists Guild

Mural, Public Works Administration Building, Albany, N.Y., 1964
Official Americas Cup Poster, Newport (Rhode Island) Chamber of Commerce, 1970

National Academy Annuals, 1960-present
American Watercolor Society Annuals, 1953-1986
Art Museum, Ontario, Canada, 1972
Mexican Art Institute, Mexico City, 1968
Royal Society of Painters, London, England, 1967
Butler Art Institute, Ohio, 1965
Audubon Artists Annual, 1959
Guild Hall, East Hampton, Long Island, 1956

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