Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) - A Country Road in Autumn. Oil on canvas board. Size: 16 inches x 20 inches. Unsigned on the front, but signed on the reverse. Circa 1960's. Excellent condition. A dramatic example of Thomas Curtin's landscape painting - a country road in northern Vermont, as seen at the height of fall foliage, with a farm house and smoking chimney just visible in the distance. 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.'