Frederick J. Wilder (American, 1893-1977) - Autumn, Woodstock, Vermont. Oil on linen. Size: 16 inches X 20 inches. Frederick Wilder was born in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of the innkeeper and artist, Arthur B. Wilder, who was the long-time manager of the old Woodstock Inn. Frederick graduated from Harvard College and its graduate architectural school. He is known for his watercolor and oil landscapes, both around the Woodstock area and along the coast of Maine. He was a member of the Wellesley Society of Painters in Massachusetts and the Portland Haylofters in Maine. In 1944, he won First Prize for his oil painting "Across the Valley". (Biographical data excerpted from AskArt archives.) In this autumnal landscape, Frederick Wilder is depicting a vista towards a distant mountain that is framed on either side by brilliantly colored gold and orange sugar maples and gracefully outlined white birch trees. The painting is unsigned but is titled and identified on the stretcher and was part of an exhibition of Frederick Wilder's works held the former Gallery 2 in Woodstock, and it is accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist's grandson, Lyle C. Pearsons. Excellent condition and offered in a simple natural pine frame.