Louis Grell Foundation

"Showcasing the Legacy of Artist Louis Frederick Grell"

Grell 20 year exhibit at the Council Bluffs, IA Public Library began in 2012

Category : Events, News · No Comments September 22, 2013
The Bouquet

The Bouquet


The Council Bluffs Public Library (IOWA) and the Louis Grell Foundation are proud to announce an ongoing collaboration to exhibit, on a rotating basis, works by Mr. Grell at the public library for educational viewing and to celebrate and educated the public on the works by Louis Grell. The goal is to showcase the legacy of Grell’s 55 year art career based in Chicago at the Tree Studios artist colony by a “…Council Bluffs boy who went to the larger cities and made good…” Council Bluffs Nonpariel

The first exhibited piece was The Bouquet Oil on Canvas, painted in 1942 by Louis Grell and can now be viewed on the first floor of the public library during normal business hours next to the Book Checkout station.

Now on display is The Picnic Scene, oil on canvas c 1930, a setting similar to Grell’s ten murals found in the Palm Court grand hall inside the National Historic Landmark and Historic Hotels Of America, the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati,OH.

See “The Bouquet” ››