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Charles C. Gruppe comes from a respected families of East Coast artists. His grandfather, Charles Paul Gruppé (1860-1940), studied and painted in Europe until moving to Rochester, New York. His uncles, sculptor Karl (1893-1982) and painter Emile (1896-1978) were successful and widely recognized for their work. Charles’s, father Paulo Gruppe, was a gifted cellist.
Charles Gruppe studied at Yale University and at Columbia, as well as at the National University of Mexico. He earned a Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University while on a fellowship there. He was also awarded a Fulbright Fellowship Grant and studied in Italy where he received an Italian Government Award.
COMMISSIONS: Paintings, American President Lines; S.S. Coolidge, Jackson Wilson; Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT; Fort Lauderdale National Bank, Florida; Dolly O’Brien Estate, Palm Beach, FL; First National Bank, New Haven, CT; Actor Charlton Heston