Thomas R. Curtin (American, 1899-1977) - Winter Road. Oil on canvas. Circa early 1960's. Canvas size: 30 inches X 36 inches. Signed by artist in lower right. In this large canvas, Thomas Curtin has rendered a Vermont farm during a winter thaw. Shadows cast by a maple tree in the late afternoon sun intersect with muddy ruts in the dirt road as it approaches a farm house and its adjoining farm buildings. 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. Offered in a carved silver and gilded vintage Arts and Crafts frame.