David & Donna Kmetz, American Paintings
Dunes, oil on board, 10" x 9", signed lower left
One of the most influential New England artists and teachers of the early 20th century, Charles Woodbury taught hundreds of students at his summer school in Ogunquit, his Boston studio, at Wellesley College, Dartmouth College, and the Worcester Art Association. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, he graduated from M.I.T. with honors in Engineering. At seventeen he became the youngest member of the Boston Art Club. He married artist Susan Marcia Oakes in 1890, and the couple went to study in Holland and in Paris. Active in many prestigious art associations, Woodbury won numerous awards and medals and was given over 60 one-man exhibitions. After his death there were eighteen memorial exhibitions. His work is in the collections of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston MFA, the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, and many more.
Charles Herbert Woodbury, N.A. (1863 - 1940)