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Louis Grell

Louis Grell

1887 - 1960

Louis Grell was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1887. He attended the School of Applied Arts in Hamburg, Germany, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the University of Munich. After several years in Germany, Grell relocated to Chicago. He became an instructor at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Grell was a member of the All Illinois Society of Fine Artists, the Cliff Dwellers, the Chicago Galleries Association, the National Society of Mural Painters and the Chicago Painters and Sculptors. He has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago 22 times between 1917 and 1941. He has also been in the Municipal Art League of Chicago. Grell's paintings are part of the permanent collections of the Bank of Detroit, the Detroit Water Board Building, Union Station in St. Louis, Fort Hayes Hotel in Columbus, Northwestern Military and Naval Academy in Geneva, the Mark Twain Hotel in St. Louis, the Paramount Theater in Toledo and the Chicago Rotary Club. His is also represented in the Gateway Theater, Chicago Manufacturers Bank and Trust Company, the Paramount Theater in Toledo, the Heidelberg Hotel in Baton Rouge, Raleigh Hotel in Waco, Congress Hotel in Chicago, Roosevelt Hotel in Pittsburgh, Eldorado Hotel in New York, the Netherland Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC, Hotel Oliver in South Bend, Gulf Mobile and Ohio Station in Springfield, IL, as well as numerous churches throughout the Midwest and East Coast. "Carnival Evening" was exhibited in the Art Institute of Chicago in 1917. Grell died in 1960.


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