Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) winter landscape of a Vermont farm. Oil on canvas board. Circa 1960s. Size: 10 inches x 14 inches. Estate stamped in lower left and on the reverse, together with the estate inventory #281. Excellent condition and recently cleaned. Offered in a vintage gilt, plein air frame. In this small gem, Thomas Curtin has rendered a farm in winter, illuminated by the golden light of a late afternoon sun, set against an imposing backdrop of the snow-covered Green Mountains. Curtin was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He studied at the prestigious National Academy of Design and Art Students League, both in New York City. Here Curtin found a mentor and friend in the artist John Carlson by whom he was greatly influenced. Curtin spent much time painting on Cape Ann in the coastal communities of Gloucester and Rockport, and he became affiliated with the North Shore Artists Association, where he became friends with Emile Gruppe and Aldro Hibbard. Beginning in the mid-1940s, Curtin began to spend part of his summers in Vinalhaven, the legendary island of painters on the coast of Maine. In 1957, Curtin moved to Cambridge, Vermont, where he continued his landscape painting 'en plein air.'