Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) landscape painting of a Red House in autumn. Oil on canvas board. Circa 1960. Size: 16 inches x 20 inches. Signed by the artist in the lower left and marked on the reverse with the Estate stamp of Thomas R. Curtin, together with the estate inventory #149. Excellent condition and recently cleaned. Offered in an antique 19th century gilded frame. 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.'