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Gropper, Victor William

Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1977 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Painters

1897 – Born on December 3rd in New York City. American cartoonist and painter.

1919 – Employed as cartoonist by the New York Tribune, he went to work for the Rebel Worker.

1920-1929 – He became a leading painter of the 1920s and 30s, his works being primarily concerned with social responsibilities and class inequalities.

1930 – Gropper received a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel to the Midwest and make studies for a series of paintings on the Dust Bowl.

1944 – He was awarded first prize for lithography in the Artists for Victory exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

1968 – He was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

1971-1972 – His last major exhibition of drawings traveled throughout the U.S.

1977 – He was a resident of Great Neck, New York, at the time of his death on January 6th.