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Thomas R. Curtin painting - Vermont winter farm in the mountains


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Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) - Vermont winter landscape painting, oil on canvas, circa 1960s, 24 inches X 32 inches. A large, impressive canvas of a farm in winter, nestled in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, probably in the area surrounding Cambridge, VT where Curtin resided. Multiple shades of purple on the sides of the mountain contrast with the white snow surrounding the farm house, which is accentuated by the rays of a late afternoon sun. Thomas Curtin was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He studied at the prestigious National Academy of Design and Art Students' League, both in New York City. Curtin found a mentor and friend in John F. Carlson, whose influence is apparent in Curtin's paintings. Curtin spent a great deal of his time painting on Cape Anne, in the coastal communities of Gloucester and Rockport, and he became affiliated with the North Shore Artists Association, where he befriended the painters Emile Gruppe and Aldro Hibbard. In the 1940's, Curtin began spending part of his summers on Vinalhaven, the legendary island of painters on the coast of Maine, and also commenced trips to Vermont. In 1957, Curtin moved to the rural village of Jeffersonville, VT, where he continued his tradition of landscape painting 'en plein air.' Excellent condition and recently professionally cleaned. Offered in an antique gold leaf frame. The canvas bears a stamped artist's signature in the lower right and is signed by the artist on the stretcher.