Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) Vermont landscape painting of a Winter Stream and Farm Buildings. Oil on canvas. Circa 1960s. Size: 24 inches x 30 inches. Estate stamped signature in lower right and with additional estate stamps on the reverse. Condition: excellent with new stretcher and recently professionally cleaned. Offered in a gold leaf period frame. In this wonderful painting, Thomas Curtin has captured a stream in winter, meandering through a wooded valley, with a farm and red barn visible in the background. A late afternoon dappled light is casting subtle hues of pink and purple onto the snowy river bank. 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.'