Charles Gruppe

“Sailing Day” (SOLD)

“Coastline II”

“Sails at Rest II”


“Village View”

"Villa in Spring"

“Villa in Spring” (SOLD)


“Birches II”


"Portofino Races"

“Portofino Races” (SOLD)

Artist Charles Gruppe Portofino Series Acrylic Painting

“Portofino Sails”


Artist Charles Gruppe image2

(Page updated 8/19/20)



Biographical Information for artist Charles Gruppe (1928-2019)

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.

Sadly, Charles passed away in October of 2019.

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


  • Allied Artists AM, New York, NY
  • Boston Arts Festival; Silvermine Guild Artists, New Canaan, CT
  • American Landscape Award, Provincetown Art Assn, MA
  • N.E. Annual Nantucket Art Assn., Nantucket, MA
  • Lord & Taylor, New York, NY
  • Cape Cod Art Assn., Gold Medal
  • Butler Museum, Youngstown, OH


  • Witte Museum Purchase Award, San Antonio, TX
  • Knickerbocker Artists Award, New York City, 1985
  • Hudson Valley Art Assn. Award, 1990; Samagundi Club 1st Award, New York City, 1995
  • Arthritis Foundation Bronze Medal and Purchase Award, 1996
  • First Prize, Museum of Science & Art, Bridgeport, CT, 1997
  • Frederic Waugh Memorial Award, Provincetown, MA 1998
  • Art and the Law National Competition Award, 1998
  • Philip Schumaker Marine Award, Porckport Art Assn, 1989
  • Lyme, CT Art Assn, 2nd Prize, 1995
  • North Shore Art Assn. Award, 1994
  • Windsor Newton National Competition Award, 1995
  • Essex Art Assn. Popular Award, 1999
  • Hilton Head National Jury Show Award, 1999

WORKSHOPS GIVEN: 1995 – 2000:

  • Greenwich, CT; Marco Island, FL; Jupiter, FL; Hilton Head, SC; Sedona, AZ; Northern Michigan Workshops; Cincinnati Arts Club; Acapulco Mexico – 1995
  • Athens, Greece – 1996
  • Rome and Paris – 1997
  • Portugal – 1998
  • Spain – 1999

GALLERIES: Washington, D.C.; Cape Porpoise, ME; Key West, Sanibel Island, and Naples, FL; Hartford, New Haven and Guilford, CT; Barcelona, Spain; Montreal, Canada

Represented in over 5,000 private collections.