Richard B. Gruelle biographical sketch
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The autobiography discusses Gruelle's developing interest in the arts, particularly drawing and painting, during his childhood. It then covers his early apprenticeship with the village house painter and his training and his early work in western Illinois doing portraiture. He then describes his marriage to Alice Bentou and move to Indianapolis, Indiana, to pursue his career in landscape watercolor painting. The autobiography also includes his meetings with other artists and his exhibitions in art galleries in Washington D.C.
- Gruelle, Richard B., 1851-1914 (Person)
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Gruelle's landscapes were featured in galleries in both Indianapolis and Washington D.C and focused on landscapes of the areas surrounding Washington.
"Mr. Gruelle's Pictures." Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, IN) Sept. 27, 1892. Hoosier State Chronicles. https://newspapers.library.in.gov/.
"Richard B. Gruelle in the 1910 United States Federal Census." ancestryLibrary, accessed Sept. 20, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/.
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