Three Muses (1934) by Louis Grell was recently added to the Chicago based fine art collection M. Christine Schwartz featuring prominent artist who, from 1850 to 1950 made their mark on the middle western town and across the globe. Grell joins fellow Tree Studio and American Artists’ of Munich Club members such as E Martin Hennings, Victor Higgins, Pauline Palmer, Oliver Dennett Grover, Louis Ritman, Anna and John Stacey and many others.
The Making of a Mural with Thomas Hart Benton, 1947, Harzfeld Department Store, Kansas City, MO
Grell murals restored in new Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra inside the old Warner Grand Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
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Grell murals restored in Oriental Theatre for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, read article here
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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Grell’s painting The Three Muses, 1934 just set a new auction record for a painting and sold for five times the…