Charles Camille Gruppe passed on 31 October 2019 in Vero Beach, Florida at VNA Hospice House. He was born on 1 July 1928 in New York, NY to Paulo and Camille Gruppe. He had one brother, Henry E. Gruppe (1929-2008).
Born into an arts family and raised by musician parents, he pursued the arts getting a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Columbia University on a Fulbright scholarship. He won numerous awards for his paintings, which he sold in galleries throughout the United States. He lived in numerous places in his life but mostly in Florida, Connecticut, and Maine.
As well as his own painting, he was teacher and mentor to many. His painting classes and workshops led him to many places in the US as well as Europe. His charismatic personality brought together many painting friends.
He is survived by nieces and nephew, Carol Gruppe, Marc Gruppe, and Emilie Casey.
A private family service will take place in Connecticut but there is an online memorial site www.charles-gruppe.forevermissed.com where memories are shared.
For those who wish, donations in his name can be made to the Vero Beach Art Club, at 3001 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach, FL 32963 .
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