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William Gropper

American, 1897-1977

William Gropper was a painter and cartoonist who, with caricature style, focused on social concerns. Gropper was born on December 3, 1897, in New York. William Gropper was a student of Robert Henri and George Bellows at the Ferrer School from 1912–15. During the 1930s, working as a part of the Federal Arts Project, he produced some of the most gripping social protest works of the Great Depression. His subjects included industrial strikes, especially in coal mining and steel-production centers. Gropper did much illustration-cartoon work for the New York Tribune newspaper, Vanity Fair magazine and the politically left-wing publication, New Masses. Some of his other pieces focused on the hypocrisy of government figures, especially members of the United States Senate. Gropper died on January 6, 1977, in Manhasset.

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Creator: William Gropper
William Gropper WPA Artist Watercolor in Grisaille, circa 1932- “Uprooted”
By William Gropper
Located in Phoenix, AZ
This original watercolor by Depression Era New York artist William Gropper relates to two of Gropper's most important Depression Era prints: “Refugees” and “Uprooted.” Signed lower r...
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1930s Vintage William Gropper

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4 William Gropper Oil Painted Dishes 'C'
By William Gropper
Located in Sharon, CT
A set of four: cup, saucer, dinner plate and bowl, with paintings of mythological subjects on each by William Gropper. Russel Wright's "American Modern" Steubenville provides the sur...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern William Gropper

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Ceramic

4 William Gropper Oil Painted Dishes 'A'
By William Gropper
Located in Sharon, CT
A set of four: cup, saucer, dinner plate and bowl, with paintings of mythological subjects on each by William Gropper. Russel Wright's "American Modern" Steubenville provides the sur...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern William Gropper

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Ceramic

4 William Gropper Oil Painted Dishes 'B'
By William Gropper
Located in Sharon, CT
A set of four: cup, saucer, dinner plate and bowl, with paintings of mythological subjects on each by William Gropper. Russel Wright's "American Modern" Steubenville provides the sur...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern William Gropper

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Ceramic

4 William Gropper Oil Painted Dishes 'D'
By William Gropper
Located in Sharon, CT
A set of four: cup, saucer, dinner plate and bowl, with paintings of mythological subjects on each by William Gropper. Russel Wright "American Modern" Steubenville provides the surfa...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern William Gropper

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Ceramic

William Gropper Important New York Artist and Caricaturist Painting, "Mug-Wump"
By William Gropper
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Politically charged oil on canvas by Depression Era New York artist William Gropper. Painting measures: 20" H x 16" W. Frame measures: 24" H x 20" W. Signed lower right and in exce...
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Mid-20th Century William Gropper

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Eduard Buk Ulreich WPA Artist Proposed Mural, 1940s, Freedom of the Seas
By Eduard Buk Ulreich
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William Hesthal Original Watercolor, 1939, Surreal Whimsical Circus Scene
By William Hesthal
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Lowell Houser Watercolor, circa 1940's, Cuban Promenade
By Lowell Houser
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original watercolor, circa late 1940's by Lowell D. Houser (1902-1971). Subject: Cuba. Framed and in excellent condition. Measures 10 x 17 inches. Frame measures 22 1/4 x 29 1//4 i...
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Karl Larsson, Swedish, New York, and New Mexico Artist, Abstract Watercolor
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Karl Larsson (1893-1967) non-objective abstraction Original watercolor, circa 1920s-1930s In excellent condition. Archivally Matted - not framed. Measures: 11 ½” H x 14 1/2" W ...
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Noel Leaver Original Watercolor, circa 1920's, Orientalist Subject
By Noel Harry Leaver
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Watercolor by British artist Noel Leaver (1889-1951). Beautiful Orientalist subject in excellent condition - framed. Measures: 11" H x 15" W. Frame: 19 3/4" H x 23 3/4" W. Due to...
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Abraham Walkowitz Delightful Original Watercolor, circa 1920s, Isadora Duncan
By Abraham Walkowitz
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original pen and ink with watercolor by American Modernist Abraham Walkowitz (1878-1965) Depicting one of his favorite subjects, Isadora Duncan, the “Mother of Modern Dance.” In ex...
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Early 20th Century William Gropper

H. Wilson Smith California Artist Abstract Painting, circa 1940s-1950s
By H. Wilson Smith
Located in Phoenix, AZ
H. Wilson Smith (1901-1981) California Artist Oil on board in the original frame. Painting measures 31 3/4" H x 27 3/4" W Frame 22 3/4" H x 28 3/4" W. Signed lower right “H. Wils...
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H. Wilson Smith California Artist Geometric Abstract Painting, circa 1940s-1950s
By H. Wilson Smith
Located in Phoenix, AZ
H. Wilson Smith (1901-1981) California Artist Oil on board in the original frame. Painting measures 24 x 20. Frame: 25 x 21. Titled on the verso “Nude - Automatic Elevator” Sign...
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Anatoly Sokoloff Russian American Artist Winter Scene Painting, circa 1960s
By Anatoly Sokoloff
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Russian subject by Anatoly Sokoloff (1891-1971). "Russian Village, Winter Fun". Oil on canvas laid on board, circa 1960s. Size: 20" H x 24" W. Frame size: Approximately 28" H x 3...
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Chicago/Wisconsin Artist Aaron Bohrod Oil Painting, circa 1940s, Shop Windows
By Aaron Bohrod
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Aaron Bohrod (1907-1992) oil on gesso panel. Titled: “Shop Windows,” circa 1946. Measures: 16" H x 20" W. Frame measures: 23" H x 27" W. In excellent condition. Aaron Bohrod...
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John Whorf Watercolor, Morning, Barbados
By John Whorf
Located in Phoenix, AZ
John Whorf (1903-1959) watercolor, boats in Barbados. Measures: 16 1/4" H x 23" W. In excellent condition, framed. Signed lower left. The Island men setting out for the day's catc...
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Mid-Century Modern Framed Signed William Gropper Oil Painting on Board, 1960s
By William Gropper
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a vibrant, framed oil on board painting, of a man sewing, signed by William Gropper. In excellent condition. The dimensions of the frame are 19.5" W x 23.5"...
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William Gropper Social Realist Lithograph
By William Gropper
Located in Chicago, IL
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Lacquer, Wood

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