William Gropper Biography

New York, 1897 ? 1977

Social realist William Gropper is considered to be on of the most important American artists of his generation. His expressive and stylised drawings depict aspects of street life.

Gropper began his artisitc career 1917 as a cartoonist for the New York Tribune. He subsequently contributed to other publications including the Yorker, Vanity Fair, New York Post, and New Masses. In 1936 he held his first solo exhibition at the ACA Gallery in New York.

The following museums and collections own examples of Gropper's work:

Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

California State University Library.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.

U.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Virtual Museum of Canada.