SOLD Bass Rocks

by Emile Albert Gruppe (1896–1978)
Oil on canvas
20⅛ x 24 inches
Signed lower left: Emile A. Gruppe; on verso (photo available): Bass Rocks


Private collection

Sale, Blackwood March, Essex, Massachusetts, February 4, 2023, lot 37

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above

Note: Emile Albert Gruppe created numerous depictions of the cliffsides of Bass Rocks in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Gruppe is often associated with the artist’s haven, first visiting in the summer of 1925 and later establishing his studio on nearby Rocky Neck.

Artist Biography

Son of internationally recognized painter, Charles Gruppe, Emile Albert Gruppe became known in his own right for his vibrant harbor scenes. Born in Rochester, New York, Gruppe studied at the National Academy of Design, the Art Student’s League, New York and at the Grand Chaumière, Paris. During his studies, Gruppe became associated with George Bridgman, Charles Chapman, Richard Miller, and John F. Carlson, with whom, in 1942, he would establish the Gruppe Summer School in Gloucester, Massachusetts. During his lifetime, Gruppe exhibited at the National Academy of Design, where he held a membership, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the

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