Emile Gruppe is a New York born painter, to Helen and Charles Gruppe He lived his early years in the Netherlands where his father was studying with the Hauge school as well as acting as a dealer for the Dutch painters in the United States. The family permanently returned to American in 1913 due to WWI.
Emile Gruppe’s career began in 1915, but was briefly interrupted in 1917 as he spent a year in the United States Navy. He made his studio in Gloucester Massachusetts his permeant studio and became a member of the Cape Ann school of artists.
Although he is best known for his impressionistic landscapes, he also painted figures and portraits. His modern style was largely influenced and inherited from the French Impressionist, Monet. Some of his landscapes closely resemble Monet’s “Water Lily” series. In 1930 Ogden Canyon, in Utah became another major influence to his landscape scenes.
Gruppe was a teacher to other famous artists, and his work influenced even more. His paintings are still often seen at major auction galleries and shows around the nation.