Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) - Snowed In. Oil on artist board. Circa 1950's - early 1960's. Painting size: 15 1/2 inches X 19 3/4 inches. Signed by artist in lower right. In this painting, Thomas Curtin has depicted a small farm house buried in deep snow during the height of a New England winter. As is typical in his works, he uses the shadows cast from trees in the late afternoon light to create a web-like pattern across the snow, while scattered flurries continue despite the sun's efforts. 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 and recently cleaned.