Leaving the Dock

by Emile Albert Gruppe (1896–1978)
Oil on canvas
20⅛ x 18⅛ inches
Signed lower right: Emile A. Gruppe

Provenance

Sale, Walter I. Nichols, Auctioneer and Appraiser, Boston, Massachusetts, May 23, 1950, lot 259

Private collection, Massachusetts, acquired from above

Estate of above

Sale, Bonhams, New York, New York, August 24, 2022, lot 13, from above

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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