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1977: 50 Works for 50 Years

Carl Grupp

My Grandma’s Vase II

Carol Grupp (1939-2019) was a recognized leader in arts education in South Dakota and a respected artist in the Midwest. He earned a BA in painting at the Minneapolis School of Art and an MA in printmaking at Indiana University in 1969. From 1969 to 2004 Grupp was a professor at Augustana University where he was beloved teacher and mentor to generations of artists.

My Grandma’s Vase II is a surrealist image, drawing in elements from the artist’s personal life. Grupp said that you see “things of life and death” in the print: a skull, flowers, animals, Mount Fuji, a crumpled cigarette packet, insects, etc.

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