Drying the Nets, with its pleasing color palette, thoughtfully arranged composition and sensitive interpretation of reflections in the water, demonstrates the hallmarks that made Emile Gruppe a household name and that continue to draw collectors to his work.
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By 1929, Gruppe had moved to nearby Gloucester and established his gallery and studio in the town’s old one-room schoolhouse at 32 Rocky Neck Avenue. This prime location offered a wealth of paintable material for the artist, and his depictions of the wharves and their weathered fish houses, and the ships and dockworkers that served as the backbone of the town’s economy, were eagerly snapped up by locals and visitors.
By descent through one family to private collection, Avon, Connecticut
(in pencil, top stretcher) Drying the Nets