Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Gruppe, Emile

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Gruppe, Emile
  • Gruppe, Emile, Interviewee
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Some terms and names used in this interview include:Hague, George Bridgman, Briggs Memorial Museum, Frederick Mulhaupt, WIlliam Meyerowitz, Kykwee, Woodstock, Cafe du Deme, Naples, Floria, Marian Steele, John Carlson, Richard Miller, Capt. Ben Pine, Lester Stevens, Art Students' League,
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer(s):David Masters (5/9/1978).
  • TRACKS:Birth in Rochester, New York -- Hague -- Experience in Portugal and Italy -- German parentage, father originally from Ricton, Canada -- Early study -- Paris -- Arrival at Rocky Neck in 1929 -- Rocky Neck after the Crash (of the Stock Market) -- Always made a living painting -- Art Students' League -- Gloucester and Florida compared as art havens -- Conservative vs. modern in Gloucester and Cape Ann -- More moderns and conservatives -- Self definition as an impressionist -- How to see a painting -- Favorite Gloucester artists, favorite artists in general -- Picasso'''s signature sold on the streets of Paris -- Gloucester is home -- Know my name throughout the country -- Always successful as an artist -- Western scenes, while traveling though the American West -- But this area (Cape Ann) has got everything -- Paints from memory -- Very unique harbor, a wonderful place to paint, You've got to dream in this world.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 05-09-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Gruppe, Emile, Interviewee and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Gruppe, Emile,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed January 21, 2021,


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