Born in Lakewood, Ohio, Gneuhs grew up in River Forest, Illinois. He graduated from Providence College. He then taught in a rural black school in South Carolina and later, fulfilling his service as a conscientious objector to war, he worked as an orderly at the Brattleboro Retreat Mental Hospital in Vermont.
He studied theology and philosophy at the Pontifical Faculty of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. , and was ordained a priest in 1977.
Afterward, he did postgraduate studies at Yale, writing his thesis on Peter Maurin, the mentor of Dorothy Day. He served for several years as chaplain at the New York Catholic Worker shelters for the poor and homeless.
He studied art at the New York Academy of Art, the Art Students’ League, as well as L’Acadèmie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris and L’Ecole Albert Dufois in Les Cerqueux sous Passavant, France.
The Salmagundi Club of New York City awarded him its Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Work for Best Work in 2011.
He is author of scores of articles, essays, and contributions to books, including A Revolution of the Heart: Essays on the Cathoilc Worker
and, as editor, The Legacy of Pope John Paul II.
He also serves on the board of the Center for Economic and Social Justice in Washington, D.C.
He is a member of the Federation of Modern Artists and Sculptors (www.fedart.org)
He maintains a studio in New York City, where he lives. His work includes the human figure, portraits, cityscapes, and landscapes.