Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Eric Grohe was born in New York City in 1944. His professional career as a graphic designer and illustrator began in Seattle in 1961, briefly interrupted by a tour of duty in Vietnam. Back at home, Eric was hired as a graphic designer by a national architectural firm. Later he worked with the Cambridge University archaeology department, illustrating digs in France, Greece, Israel and England. Returning stateside, Eric worked in New York City as a freelance illustrator.

In 1973, he was asked to design graphics for Expo’74 in Spokane, Washington. At this time, he began receiving commissions for his artwork, which have continued to grow in scope and size, leading to today’s large-scale trompe l’oeil murals. Throughout his 43-year career as a professional artist, Grohe has received national recognition for his work, which is now focused on painting figurative and architectural murals for clients throughout the United States.

Pay his site a visit, the quality and scale of the murals is breathtaking. Thanks to Chantal, via Gareth, for the link.

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