Vintage Landscape Oil Painting of the Forest Interior Signed by J Winthrop Andrews circa 1937
Vintage Landscape Oil Painting of the Forest Interior Signed by J Winthrop Andrews circa 1937.
This is a 16 inch tall by 20 inch wide, highly desirable, vintage wall art painting which was painted by John Winthrop Andrews (1879-1964) in the 20th century (1900s).
John Winthrop Andrews was born on August 31, 1879 in Newtonville, Massachusetts. He studied at the Massachusetts School of Art with Frank Vincent DuMond, Edward Hamilton, and Joseph DeCamp.
"DuMond was an influential teacher, counting among his students J. Winthrop Andrews and Gifford Beal. Along with Andrews, DuMond exhibited a painting called October in the first exhibit of the Yonkers Art Association (1916)."
Source: The Hudson River Museum provided source material to Resource Library for the aforementioned article on Paintbox Leaves (2010 Exhibition at the Hudson River Museum): Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth. J. Winthrop Andrews was best known as a painter of colorful landscapes and seascapes.
The artist visited Bermuda from about 1910, the same year as his marriage to Alice G. Blaisdell.
Andrews' Bermuda paintings include an oil entitled, Cottage Garden with Flowers, circa 1915.
Andrews was a prominent art educator whose work was cited in numerous teaching periodicals of the time.
Historical records list Andrews as the Supervisor of Drawing in Chicopee, Massachusetts and as the Director of Art for the Yonkers Public School system in New York.
The artist was an active member of the Yonkers Art Association for many years.
He served on the original Board of Directors of the association which was formed in 1916.
In addition, Andrews was a member of the Yonkers Municipal Art Commission and the Eastern Art Association in New Haven, Connecticut.
J. W. Andrews exhibited a painting entitled, Autumnal Ash, at the Yonkers Museum of Science and the Arts in 1934.
This exhibition featured many distinguished artists such as Charles Gruppe and Walter Farndon.
Source: The Herald Statesman, April 24, 1934.
Published examples of paintings by the artist include: Nantucket (Massachusetts), Dunes at the Cape (Massachusetts), Whitehead (Monhegan, Maine), Grafton (Vermont), Bennington (Vermont), Oleander on a Sunlit Path (Bermuda), View of Buttermilk Falls (NY), Girl Picking Flowers, Hollyhocks, and Barnyard Chickens.
A museum reference for the artist is the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.
J. Winthrop Andrews died on June 18, 1964 in Huntington, New York.
He was interred in Fairview Cemetery in Chicopee.
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