Augustana University has been gifted 351 pieces of art.
The paintings, original prints, and drawings from artist Carl Grupp will form the Carl Grupp Legacy Collection at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.
Grupp (born in 1939 at Moorhead, Minn.) has long been recognized as one of South Dakota’s and the region’s most preeminent artists.
As a dedicated arts educator, Grupp helped to inspire, develop and guide the careers of several generations of artists. From 1969 until 2004, he was a professor at Augustana, and also chaired the art department from 1986-2002.
Carl Grupp founded the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana, with an ambitious exhibitions program and permanent art collection, which is now named for him.
Over the years, he helped build the Carl Grupp Permanent Art Collection that now numbers nearly 4,000 objects and includes significant examples of works on paper from a range of important historical and contemporary artists, including: Marc Chagall, Degas, Homer, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol…
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