Charles Herbert Woodbury, N.A. (1864 - 1940)
House Across the Fields
oil on canvas, 10" x 13", signed and dated lower left
One of the most influential artists and teachers of the early 20th c., Charles Woodbury taught hundreds of students in Boston, at his summer studio in Ogunquit, at Wellesley College, Dartmouth College, and the Worcester Art Association. Born in Lynn, MA, he graduated from M.I.T. and at 17 became the youngest member of the Boston Art Club. During his lifetime Woodbury won numerous awards and medals and was given over 60 one-man exhibitions. Upon his death 18 memorial shows were given. In 1945 the Boston Museum of Fine Arts held a retrospective. His work is in the collections of the Gardner Museum, the Boston MFA, the Metropolitan, the Worcester Art Museum, and many more.