1931Artist Emile A. Gruppé purchased the Wonson Primary School on Rocky Neck, which was used as his studio and gallery.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

Emile Gruppé, The Bait Diggers, c. 1930s, Oil on canvas, Cape Ann Museum, Gift of Leiscester J. Roberts, 2001, https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/objects/bait-diggers/
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Emile Gruppé was a plein air painter who moved to Gloucester in the early 1920s. He maintained a school of painting, gallery, and studio at this location until he died when it was taken over by his son, the artist Robert Gruppé.

“Emile A. Gruppe Studio.” Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail, 16 Jan. 2019, https://trail.rockyneckartcolony.org/index.php/emile-a-gruppe-studio/.
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