The Art League of Hilton Head Gallery is proud to present an exhibit of Charles C. Gruppé’s recent paintings in oil and acrylic opening with a reception on August 11, 5-7pm at the Art League’s Gallery, Suite 207, in Pineland Station Mall.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 12. The public is invited.
Charles C. Gruppé comes from one of America's most respected families of 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 Gruppé was a gifted cellist.
Charles Gruppé says that he paints in a “controlled impressionistic style, combining clean color with a sense of detail.” He presents subjects with swift sure strokes of the brush, a technique that is confident and yet carefree. Closely observed his paintings are loose – almost abstract. However, when you step back, the brushstrokes blend and the images become real – an exciting, unrestrained way to paint. His most popular works are seascapes depicting the Carolina Coast. He is also an acclaimed teacher in both acrylic and oil.
Charles Gruppé studied at Yale University, Columbia University, and at the National University of Mexico. He earned a Masters of Fine Art while on a fellowship at Columbia and awarded a Fulbright Fellowship Grant to study in Italy. While there he received an Italian Government Award. Mr. Gruppé is collected worldwide and he’s listed in Who's Who in American Art.
Paintings of other artists are on exhibit as well. Visit the Art League Gallery in Pineland Station Mall to see this renowned artist’s work.
The Art League of Hilton Head is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the visual arts. It operates a Gallery for the display and sale of artwork by its members. The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. For more information call 843-681-5060 or check www.artleaguehhi.org