Gloucester Daily Times: Nursing group gives Gruppe to museum
June 13, 2021
The Cape Ann Museum announced that VNA Care, a nonprofit visiting nurse association, recently donated its painting, "Always at Your Service" by Emile A. Gruppé, to the museum.
Gruppé was a prominent Cape Ann artist of the 20th century. Born in Rochester, New York, he came to Cape Ann in 1925, setting up a studio in Rockport. In 1929, he purchased an old primary school house on Rocky Neck in East Gloucester, making that his headquarters. He had a long career as a widely exhibited artist, and as a teacher, conducting art classes both indoors and outdoors.