Elioth Gruner was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia at the age of one. Known for his impressionist farmland scenes and beachscapes, later in his career he painted subtle and distinctive modernist landscapes. Not a particularly productive artist his works have always been in demand.
Gruner was a seven time winner of the Wynne Prize with in 1916 – Morning Light, in 1919 – Spring Frost, in 1921 – Valley of the Tweed, in 1929 – On the Murrumbidgee, in 1934 – Murrumbidgee Ranges, Canberra, 1936 – An Australian Landscape
and in 1937 – Weetangera, Canberra.
Gruner’s work is held in all state and major regional galleries and in private collections.