Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) - Late Winter. Oil on canvas. Canvas size: 30 inches X 36 inches. Circa 1960's. Artist signed in lower right. A magnificent example of Thomas Curtin's landscape painting. In this work, dappled light filters through the trees on a winter afternoon, illuminating the small waterfalls of a snowy forest stream. 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.' Excellent condition, with light professional cleaning and no in-painting. Offered in a period carved and gilded plein air frame.