Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) - Meandering Forest Stream in Winter landscape painting. Oil on artist board. Circa 1960s. Size: 8 inches X 10 inches. Bearing stamped artist's signature in lower left. A most attractive small landscape painting of a winter stream shown as it winds its way through the forest in a valley in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Excellent condition and recently cleaned. Offered in a gilded oak vintage frame. 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. There Curtin found a mentor and friend in John F. Carlson, whose influence is apparent in Curtin's paintings. Curtin spent a great deal of time painting on Cape Anne, in the coastal communities of Gloucester and Rockport, and he became affiliated with he North Shore Artists Association, where he befriended the painters Emile Gruppe and Aldro Hibbard. In the 1940s, Curtin began spending part of his summers in 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 Cambridge, Vermont, where he continued his tradition of landscape painting 'en plain air.'