Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) Vermont winter landscape painting of Red barns and Mt. Mansfield. Oil on masonite. Size: 14 inches x 17 inches. Circa 1960s. Artist stamped signature in lower right and artist signed on reverse. A winter scene of a red barn complex beneath the silhouette of Mount Mansfield. Excellent condition and offered in a gilt wood 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 the North Shore Artists Association, where be befriended the painters Emile Gruppe and Aldro Hubbard. 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.'