Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Gruppe, Emile


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Gruppe, Emile


Gruppe, Emile Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 55 Part 1
OH 55 Part 2

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.

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,

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Portuguese Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Artists -- Interviews.;Artist colonies -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Gruppe, Emile Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Gruppe, Emile," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7660, (accessed August 16, 2017).