Eric Grohe Murals – 3D Artist

by Sherry Riter in Art  

Eric Alan Grohe was born in New York City in 1944, and moved West when he was young. In 1961 his career as a graphic designer and illustrator began, but was interrupted by a tour of duty in Vietnam. After he returned home, Eric was hired by by Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson in the position for a graphic designer. “Later he worked with the Cambridge University archaeology dept., illustrating digs in France, Greece, Israel and England. Returning stateside, Eric worked in New York City as a freelance illustrator.”

I find his talent to be so inspiring and the 3D quality is just phenomenal. The “before” and “after” building photos are just AMAZING!!

Eric Grohe creates mural art that transforms the environment and communities as well. He believes that his art should involve, challenge and inspire the viewer; not simply adorn, but integrate with its architectural surroundings.

The large public mural projects are painted on site and typically take several months, giving the local community a unique opportunity to witness the day-to-day creation of a work of art.

55 Diamond Court

“This mural adds life and dignity to a previously nondescript corner of town and every window projects a different scene…within each framed vignette.”

Eric Grohe Murals 55 Diamond Court 5

Eric Grohe Murals 55 Diamond Court 3

Eric Grohe Murals 55 Diamond Court 6

Serenity Road

This mural was painted to celebrate Mercedes Benz and to thank their loyal customers. It “reflects the elegance, integrity, and quality of both Mercedes Benz craftsmanship and the hallmark characteristics of this landmark company.”

Eric Grohe Murals Serenity Road 1

Eric Grohe Murals Serenity Road 2

Paths of Promise

Well, blow me away! The four murals are in a women’s prison and were meant to inspire and to give inmates a visual/mental escape.

Eric Grohe Murals Paths of Promise 3

Eric Grohe Murals Paths of Promise 2

Eric Grohe Murals Paths of Promise 1

Eric Grohe Murals Paths of Promise 4

Eric Grohe Murals Paths of Promise 5

Ohio and Erie Canal

The mural of the Ohio & Erie Canal depicts the canal as it passed through Massillon, Ohio, which is directly behind the building it was painted on.

“Rather than cover the entire wall with paint, the design of this mural utilizes the existing brick as part of the scene’s architectural setting.”

Eric Grohe Murals Ohio & Erie Canal 1

Eric Grohe Murals Ohio & Erie Canal 2

Eric Grohe Murals Ohio & Erie Canal 3

Niagara at the Mall

This shopping mall wanted to get the attention from the people on the nearby freeway nearby and to engage the visitors and tourists at the entrance.

Eric Grohe Murals Niagara at the Mall 1

Eric Grohe Murals Niagara at the Mall 3

Marion, Heart of Ohio

“The taller portion of the wall features a niche, in which there are four statues representing the foundations on which the town was built: pioneers, agriculture, industry, and education. They support the future, depicted in the form of a globe, on which a young woman who represents the present, points to the location of Marion, Ohio.”

Eric Grohe Murals Marion Heart of Ohio 2

Eric Grohe Murals Marion Heart of Ohio 1

Liberty Remembers

A nationally recognized monument honoring veterans was created on a concrete block reinforced old brick wall. Lady Liberty cradles a dying soldier in her arms and is surrounded by portraits of 284 veterans from Crawford County, Ohio in this mural.

“The mural was almost completed when the tragedy of 9/11 occurred. Eric composed the phrase “Her torch still shines, our flag still waves,” which he added to the interior arch as a memorial to this event. A book was later published featuring all the veteran submissions for the mural.”

Eric Grohe Murals Liberty Remembers 1

Eric Grohe Murals Liberty Remembers 2

Dedication

This mural is “dedicated educators, physicians, nurses, employees and volunteers who have served this health care provider for over a century.”

Eric Grohe Murals Dedication 1

Eric Grohe Murals Dedication 2

Bucyrus Great American Crossroad

In the main square of town, a dramatic entrance to the city greets all those who pass by this mural. “Over 80 local citizens posed for the figures in the mural, which depicts this same square early in the last century.”

Eric Grohe Murals Bucyrus Great American Crossroad 1

Eric Grohe Murals Bucyrus Great American Crossroad 2

Eric Grohe Murals Bucyrus Great American Crossroad 3

A Century Of Heroes

In Massillon, Ohio, a once dingy cement wall downtown is now a landmark that showcases one of the most famous high school football teams in America.

A Century Of Heroes Eric Grohe Murals 4

A Century Of Heroes Eric Grohe Murals 1

In the Beginning God Created

This mural is based on the Biblical verse Genesis 1:1 and illustrates the seven days of creation.

Eric Grohe Murals In the Beginning God Created 2

Eric Grohe Murals In the Beginning God Created 3

Of course, I had to end with a turtle. (smile)

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Skip_D August 10, 2012 at 4:18 am

Those are incredible murals! What amazing vision & creative ability! Thanks for showcasing this remarkable artist!

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The Redhead Riter August 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I love that he can make them 3D! I love his creative eye!!

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Skip_D August 10, 2012 at 4:19 am

…& I love the turtle!!! ;)

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The Redhead Riter August 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Yeah, I figured you would too. ;)

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mom August 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

So love it———————–

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The Redhead Riter August 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm
andy August 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Beautiful post! Have a great weekend, Red!

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The Redhead Riter August 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Thank you so much Andy! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I think he is a MARVELOUS artist!

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