BIOGRAPHY

WILLIAM GROPPER

(1897 - 1977)

William Gropper was a U.S. cartoonist, painter, lithographer, and muralist. He was a committed radical and was best known for his political work. 

1897

Born Lower East Side of New York

 

Studies under Robert Henri and George Bellows at the Ferrer School

 

Receives Young Israel Prize

 

Helps found the New Masses and becomes contributor

 

Attends New School of Fine and Applied Art

 

Founder of Artists Equity Association

 

Awarded Los Angeles County Museum Purchase Prize

 

Paints two murals: The Bacardi Bear, Wine Festival Schenley Corporation

 

Teaches at American Art School New York, NY

1997

Died

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

1996-97

When Artists Became Workers: The People's Art Movement of the 30's and 40's, Judah L. Magnus Museum Berkeley, California

1967

Don Conacher Gallery San Francisco, California

 

1965

Etchings, American Artists Association New York, New York

1957

100 Lithographs, La Galerie del Frente Nacional des Artes Mexico City, Mexico

1956

Piccadilly Gallery London, England

1950

Galerie Benezit Paris, France

1936

First one-man show, ACA Galleries New York, NY

1921

First show of monotypes, Washington Square Bookshop New York, New York