Peter Gries was born in Darmstadt, Germany and arrived in New York on Dec 21, 1925. Known as an interior decorating artist, Peter started painting Kegel's Inn room by room. The first section was the bar for the grand re-opening of Kegel's Inn on August 26th, 1933. Next was the front dining room near the stained glass windows. You'll notice that he was sure to incorporate British hunting scenes to deflect any accusation that kegel's inn was associated with the German's Nazi regime.