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Sketchbook Sketch: Mr. Arkell's Picture Window

Sketchbook Mr. Arkell's Picture Window
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Additional Notes

Bartlett Arkell was an industrialist and founder of the Canajoharie (NY) Art Museum. Woodward and Arkell got to know each other through the Southern Vermont Artist Association and over time became close friends. Arkell would, through his relationship with RSW, buy as many as 9 paintings. It would seem that Arkell had hoped RSW could capture the magic of his Window Paintings painted from his studios, unfortunately, what made those paintings special was RSW's connection to them. In the end he could not capture Arkell's affection for the view with the same magic. Woodward himself did not enjoy the experience. Read more by going to the artwork page.