Gropper, William, 1897-1977

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William Gropper (1897-1977) was a painter from New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with William Gropper, 1965 June 12 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 458412551

Italian anarchist who was controversially executed in Massachusetts on August 23, 1927 for the murders of F.A. Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli.

From the description of Nicola Sacco death mask [art original]. 1927. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60195587

From the description of Bartolomeo Vanzetti death mask [art original]. 1927. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60195605

Painter; New York, N.Y.

From the description of William Gropper interview, 1965 June 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220199483

William Gropper (1897-1977) was an American born Jewish cartoonist, painter, lithographer, and muralist. Born in New York City on the lower East side where his parents worked in the garment industry, he attended the Ferrer School and the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts and began exhibiting his paintings in the 1930's. As a cartoonist he worked for the Daily Worker, Morning Freiheit, New Masses, New York Tribune, and several other mainstream and leftist publications. Gropper was known not only for his depiction of social injustice as it played out in the day-to-day life of the common laborer, but also through his satirical portrayal of the elite and powerful and the effects of capitalism and war on American life.

From the guide to the William Gropper Papers, 1918-1971, 1943-1944, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Painter, cartoonist, lithographer; Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

WPA muralist and painter of social comment.

From the description of William Gropper letter to Jane SoRelle, 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 227184701

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Baigell, Matthew. Matthew Baigell papers, [ca. 1965-1985]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1931. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf ACA Galleries. ACA Galleries records, 1917-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum records, 1823-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Burton, Irving F. (Irving Frederick), 1918-. Irving F. Burton papers, 1816-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977,. Bartolomeo Vanzetti death mask [art original]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. William Gropper 1897-1977 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Original Artwork for World War II Posters. 1942 - 1945. [Men standing behind barbed wire.] [Gropper]
creatorOf De Martelly, John Stockton, 1903-1980. John Stockton De Martelly papers, 1907-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977,. Nicola Sacco death mask [art original]. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Shapira, Frieda, 1914-2003. Frieda and Saul Shapira oversized papers, c.1980 [manuscript] Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center Detre Library and Archives
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-. Oral history interview with William Gropper, 1965 June 12 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. Arnold Newman photographs of artists, ca. 1940-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977. William Gropper letter to Jane SoRelle, 1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gropper, William, 1897-1977. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McKay, Claude, 1890-1948. Letters, 1964-1967. Temple University, Blockson Afro-American History Collection
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977. Correspondence with Wanda Gág, 1926. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1936-1966, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Burton, Irving F. (Irving Frederick), 1918-. Irving F. Burton papers, 1816-1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bates, Ralph. Correspondence with Wanda Gág, 1938-1944. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-. William Gropper Papers 1955. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. Arnold Newman photographs of artists, ca. 1940-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Original Artwork for World War II Posters
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-. William Gropper : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985. Hugo Gellert papers, 1916-1986. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Original Artwork for World War II Posters. 1942 - 1945. quot;The Enemy must be hit hard, and hit hard, from many directions that he will never know which is his bow and which is his stern.quot; The President reporting on the Casablanca Conference. [Gropper]
referencedIn Morey, Robert Havens. Privilege card game papers, 1937-1942 1937-1939. The Strong, Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play
referencedIn Gropper. William, 1897-1977 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Listening to pictures : interviews. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, [ca. 1965-1968] [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf William Gropper Papers, 1918-1971, 1943-1944 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Original Artwork for World War II Posters. 1942 - 1945. MAY DAY 1943 [Gropper]
referencedIn Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991. Harper's Magazine records kept by managing editor Russell Lynes, 1946-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977. William Gropper interview, 1965 June 12. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zalesch, Saul E. Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn ACA Galleries. ACA Galleries records, 1917-1966. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gropper, William, 1897-1977. Letter, 1959 Nov. 28, Croton-on Hudson, to Mr. Strutz. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Gropper, William : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Tully Filmus Papers, 1928-1967 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Young, Art, 1866-1943. Papers, 1913-1955 (bulk 1924-1944). New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Valente, Alfredo. Alfredo Valente papers, 1941-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith ACA Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Baigell, Matthew. person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Browder, Earl, 1891-1973 person
associatedWith Burton, Irving F. (Irving Frederick), 1918- person
associatedWith De Martelly, John Stockton, 1903-1980. person
associatedWith Filmus, Tully, 1908-1998 person
associatedWith Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985. person
associatedWith Gropper, William, 1897- person
associatedWith Hooton, Bruce Duff, 1928- person
associatedWith McKay, Claude, 1890-1948. person
associatedWith Morey, Robert Havens. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006. person
associatedWith Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927 person
associatedWith Shapira, Frieda, 1914-2003 person
associatedWith SoRelle, Jane. person
associatedWith Valente, Alfredo. person
associatedWith Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927 person
associatedWith Young, Art, 1866-1943. person
associatedWith Zalesch, Saul E. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
New York (State)
United States
New York (State)
Subject
Art--Political aspects
Art, American--20th century
Art, American
Masks (sculpture)
Illustrators--United States
Painters
Lithographers--United States
Painters--Interviews
Art--Cartoonists
Caricatures and cartoons--United States
Painting, American
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Lithographers
Painting--Social conditions
Painters--United States
Painting, Modern--20th century--United States
Cartoonists
Cartoonists--United States
Art--Illustrators
Occupation
Lithographers
Artists
Illustrator
Painter
Cartoonists
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Birth 1897-12-03

Death 1977-01-06

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