The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Oliver Dennett Grover, 1861-1927

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1861.01.29
Place of Birth: Earlville, Illinois
Date of Death: 1927.02.14
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Oliver Dennett Grover was an artist.


Grover, who studied in Munich, met JW in Venice in the summer of 1880, where he was numbered among Frank Duveneck's 'boys'. There, as he recalled in 1892, 'I had the good fortune to know you and see you work'. Since this time Grover declared, 'I have followed your artistic triumphs, and rejoiced that the prophet has arisen who can also cope with the Philistine on his own ground and with his own weapon - the pen!' (#00603).

Grover contacted JW in September 1892 in order to invite him on behalf of the Secretary of the general Artists' Committee of The World's Congress Auxiliary, Walter C. Larned, 'to deliver one of the principal addresses at the proposed convention of Painters'.

During his exhibiting career, Grover showed one work at the Royal Academy in London. From 1880-84 he lived in Paris.


Johnson, J., and Anna Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980.