Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) - Mount Mansfield in autumn and farm house. Oil on canvas board. Size: 16 inches x 20 inches. Artist signed in lower right. Painted in 1964. A view of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont during fall foliage, seen from a country road to the north, with farm house and red barn. The painting is inscribed on the reverse by the artist - 'Painted Oct. 20th 1964, off Route 15, near Johnson, VT.', together with a hand-drawn map to illustrate the location. Nice condition, with some minor touch-up to sky and buildings. Offered in a modern plein air 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.'