Charles Paul Gruppé _3 September 1860, Picton, Ontario_30 September 1940, New York City.
Between 1897 and 1913, Gruppé lived in the Netherlands, where he painted with the Hague School of art and acted as a dealer for Dutch painters in the US. He, his wife Helen, and their children returned permanently to America in 1913 ahead of World War I.
Gruppé studied at the National Academy in New York City and the Académie de la Grande Chaumiére in Paris. He made his permanent studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and became a member of the Cape Ann School of artists. Obviously influenced by Monet his palette becomes much more vivid and his brushwork more varied than his father’s, his style was considered very modern for its time. There is great selectivity here between the gusto of the brushwork and the positioning of edges.