Louis Grell Foundation

"Showcasing the Legacy of Artist Louis Frederick Grell"



Uptown Theatre Chicago SAVED

Category : News · No Comments June 30, 2018

The Uptown Theatre in Chicago is being saved through an expansive renovation project.  The City and developers announced a $75 million investment to breathe life back into the grande beauty.  It is believed that Grell may have painted murals in the lobby and we hope they find and conserve them.  Grell had a long and successful career painting murals for both Rapp & Rapp and Balaban & Katz from 1917 to the early 1930’s.

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PBS video on Grell

Category : News · No Comments June 15, 2018

NEW AUCTION RECORD SET May 23, 2018

Category : News · No Comments May 23, 2018
NEW AUCTION RECORD SET May 23, 2018

Grell’s painting The Three Muses, 1934 just set a new auction record for a painting and sold for five times the…

Color images of Toledo Paramount added

Category : News · No Comments May 21, 2018
Color images of Toledo Paramount added

Toledo Paramount Theatre color images added

Purple Cow murals DISCOVERY

Category : News · No Comments May 11, 2018
Purple Cow murals DISCOVERY

Again, another late night research discovery this time involving the Purple Cow murals.  Beginning in June 1942, the Durant Hotel…

NEW DISCOVERY – Rotary Club of Chicago mural

Category : News · No Comments May 1, 2018
NEW DISCOVERY – Rotary Club of Chicago mural

Discovered by researchers hidden deep inside the Rotary Number One club’s online archives late Friday night April 20, 2018.  An…

Three Muses for sale May 23 at Susanin’s

Category : Events, News · No Comments April 28, 2018
Three Muses for sale May 23 at Susanin’s

Three Muses, a large signed Louis Grell oil from 1934 will be auctioned at Susanin’s on May 23, 2018 It…

St. Mark’s 150 anniversary celebration

Category : Events, News · No Comments April 28, 2018
St. Mark’s 150 anniversary celebration

Congratulations on 150 years! Come and visit us at St. Marks and see the newly restored mural originally installed in…

“Taste of Polonia” festival Labor Day weekend 2016

Category : Events, News · No Comments December 16, 2016

Held at the old Gateway Theatre (1930), now the Copernicus Center and around Jefferson Township, the 36th annual celebration featured a display of photos of the old murals painted by Grell in the lobby and grand foyer.

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Geneva, IL – Sept. 13 at noon

Category : News · No Comments August 23, 2016

Come high noon on September 13, 2016, the Geneva History Museum will be hosting the first ‘Brown Bag’ luncheon of the season at St. Mark’s church.  The history behind the 1919 signed Louis Grell mural will be the general topic of discussion presented by parishioners and museum volunteers Ron and Margy Walkington.

Please visit www.GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or call 630-232-4951 for more information.

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