Description: Cafe' scene with conspirators.
Comment: I think that there are probably people, including clients of mine, who when it comes to Gruger can either take him or leave him. To me what's amazing is his ability to convey scene and mood... more often than not without tools beyond his own imagination. One also must look at the company that an artist of Gruger's influence keeps. That is, while anyone with the money can go out and buy a pretty picture, what impresses me is the fact that nearly every illustrator that I know points to Gruger as one of the greats... who better to gauge what makes a great great?