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Richard B. Gruelle biographical sketch 1851-1910

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S3021 (Text) 00000106359326 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/09/20 by Julia Deros. EAD finding aid created 2017/09/20 by Julia Deros.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a handwritten autobiographical sketch and a photocopy created by Richard B. Gruelle ranging from 1851-1910 regarding his life and career as a landscape painter.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.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Richard B. Gruelle biographical sketch, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Richard B. Gruelle was born on February 22, 1851 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He was raised by his parents John B. Gruelle and Prudence Gruelle, born Moore, in Arcola, Illinois. He was married to Alice J. Gruelle and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where he worked as a landscape painter. He died on 1914/11/08 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gruelle's landscapes were featured in galleries in both Indianapolis and Washington D.C and focused on landscapes of the areas surrounding Washington. Sources: "Mr. Gruelle's Pictures." Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, IN) Sept. 27, 1892. Hoosier State Chronicles."Richard B. Gruelle in the 1910 United States Federal Census." ancestryLibrary, accessed Sept. 20, 2017.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Artists > Indiana > Biography.
Landscape painters > United States > Biography.

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