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12-21-2016NEW ARTWORK

Unnamed #1: A New England Farm

A beautiful painting of a small New England farm surrounded by wooded hills of late summer, early fall. It features a man plowing a field with his horses.

12-21-2016NEW ARTWORK

Unnamed #2

This recently discovered painting was found for sale on eBay and sold for $4,350. It is a signed but unnamed version similar to Winter Mist.

12-19-2016NEW ARTWORK

Unnamed #8

A Beech Tree painting from the Heath pasture. It is unique in the sense that it from a vantage point not seen in any other Beech Tree painting.

12-18-2016NEW ARTWORK

Unnamed #10

A pasture painting of two hills meeting and divided by a stone wall and featuring a large tree in late autumn from early in RSW's career.

12-15-2016NEW IMAGE

Out of the Past

It is still a black and white but much clearer and better resolution of Out of the Past.

12-14-2016NEW ARTWORK

Unnamed #15

This beautiful, signed, painting of birches framing an opening into the woods behind it is believed to be Woodland Edge. However, we were unable to comfirm due to a protective backer board glued to the back of the frame.

12-14-2016NEW ARTWORK

Unnamed #22

A chalk drawing of the Heath pasture sans the beech tree. It features a distant "sea of hills."

12-12-2016NEW ARTWORK

Unnamed #23

A 36 x 42, signed but unnamed version of Woodward's "Winter From the Studio" series of paintings.

12-12-2016NEW SCRAP-

Tale of Two Winters

A story about the difficulty in making a record of Woodward's art catalog using two winter paintings that have multilpe versions, names and cross paths with each other several times over a five year period.

12-10-2016REVISED PAGE

Joseph Goss Cowell

New information discovered on RSW's very close childhood friend and respected artist in his own right, Joseph Cowell. Cowell is best known to us as the friend who helped RSW attend the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School in 1910.

12-07-2016NEW PICTURE

Evening Mists

New pictures of this painting made available by its current owner. This artwork is one of only two known "Redgate" styled paintings Woodward repainted in the mid-1940's.


Christ Church Limestone sketch

Recently located this sketch of the Christ Church Limestone in Hanna City, IL just west of Peoria and drawn by Woodward while a student attending Bradley Polytechnic Institute sometime between 1902 and 1907.

12-01-2016NEW INFO!

Leonard Eager Curtis Bookplate

Always considered "odd" by the website staff for the power lines drawn in this nature scene by Woodward for this bookplate. We have recently learned that Leonard Curtis was a pioneer in the earliest days of bringing electric power into your home. Read his story!

12-01-2016NEW INFO!

Ashleigh Bookplate

The Ashleigh Bookplate was made for one of the country's richest men, marketing genius, Norman Bruce Ream. Read more...

12-01-2016NEW PAGE

To Tell My Mother I Love Her

This illumination made by Woodward for his mother was made around 1906-07 when he was 21 years old. It was found in the RSW Smithsonian collection of personal photos and papers.


Original High Resolution Sepias Recovered

The website has been able to recover most all of the original images of sepias prints thought to be lost forever.

We have currently added nearly 100 new hi-res images of these recovered prints sprinkled throughout the Artwork Galleries having the greatest impact on the Window Picture Gallery with 17 new images!

07-21-2016IMAGE FOUND

Late Autumn

We did not have an photograph for the painting Late Autumn until recently when it's current owner contacted us and sent us terrific pics.

Check out this beautiful painting of foliage in New England.

07-21-2016NEW NAME

Apple Blossom Time, Original

We have recently learned the name of a painting we were calling The Greening Tree, 16's real name is Apple Blossom Time

There's MORE, we have learned that there are 4 versions of the painitng all purchased by a group of sisters.

07-21-2016NEW ARTWORK

Apple Blossom Time, Shirley

This painting was discovered when we learned of the name for the painting we were calling The Greening Tree, 16's real name. There are 4 versions of the painitng all purchased by a group of sisters and this one is sister Shirley.

06-30-2016NEW ARTWORK

Spring on the Hill

Previously unknown artwork titled Spring on the Hill was recently brought to our attention by it's current owner. Check out this beautiful painting of the Beech Tree in Heath.

06-30-2016NEW IMAGE

June Sun

We are excited to add new pictures of this remarkable window paintings from Woodward's Southwick's south windows. It's unusual size (24 x36) for RSW makes this very unique piece more panaoramic.

06-30-2016NEW IMAGE

The Flying Fox

We are thrilled to have gorgeous new pictures of one of Woodward's "favorite barn canvases." The Flying Fox was also one of 26 other pieces to be exhibited at RSW's first BIG one-man-show in Boston (1926).

04-22-2016NEW ARTWORK

Unnamed #53

Found in Omaha, NE, this unnamed watercolor could possibly have been painted by Woodward in his adolescence while attending the Bradley Institute in Peoria, IL. We explore the pros and cons...


Unnamed #22

Having now discovered it's real name, Unnamed#22, has been revised to reflect the change. Added images and a brief story regarding it's orgins.

04-22-2016NEW SKETCHES

The Sketchbook Gallery

Previously unavailable to get a suitable scan due to the lightness which RSW sketched them, we have added to new sketches to the sketch book. Sketch#60 is of the 'book corner' from the Little Shop studio and Sketch#61 is a none descript tree lined pasture.

04-22-2016FAMOUS OWNER

Joseph Holland

With the discovery of October Gold and Winter Design recently, we also learn that they were once owned by famous stage actor Joseph Holland. He was once famously stabbed (for real) on stage by Orson Wells. Click link to learn more...

04-22-2016NEW IMAGE

When Apples Are Ripe

The website staff never misses an opportunity to try and improve the viewer's experience with better, more detailed pictures. This artwork and the following 5 others in the next row are all currently being exhibited at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

04-22-2016NEW IMAGE

Under the Hill

04-22-2016NEW IMAGE

A Country Interior

04-22-2016NEW IMAGE

Spring Window

04-22-2016NEW IMAGE

Spring Drifts

04-22-2016NEW IMAGE

Pasture Ferns

04-14-2016NEW ARTWORK

October Gold

The artwork October Gold was believed to have been found in 2009 when it went up for auction in Mystic, CT. We discovered we were wrong when the real owners contacted the website in 2015.

04-14-2016NEW NAME

An October Gold

The artwork An October Gold was once believed to be October Gold despite it not matching it's reported size. It was not until the current owners of October Gold contacted us that we realized there are TWO golds.

04-14-2016NEW NAME

Winter Design

An added treat of the October Gold discovery was that this previously unnamed piece came with the package. Once believed to be just a sketch turns out to be a unique and rare Woodward.

04-14-2016NEW ARTICLE

Boston Globe,
March 3, 1930

This article features October Gold's appearance at the "Boston Art Week" Exhibition held at Jordan Marsh in 1930, Boston, MA.

04-14-2016NEW ARTICLE

Boston Herald,
June 29, 1930

October Gold as the featured artwork of the Herald's Rotogravure Section.

03-03-2016NEW IMAGE


The artwork Landscape is used as a feature image in the same newspaper issue as the previous article but in different paper like that often used for 'inserts.' This provided us with the best image of this piece to date.

03-03-2016NEW ARTICLE

New Your Times Magazine,
March 30, 1919

"Prize Winners at the Academy: Art at Home and Abroad"

A summary of prize winners from the National Academy of Design's annual exhibition, 1919.

03-03-2016NEW ARTICLE

Boston Evening Transcript, December 8, 1926

The artwork Landscape is used as a feature image in the same newspaper issue as the previous article but in different paper like that often used for 'inserts.'

03-03-2016NEW ARTICLE

Boston Evening Transcript, by "H.P;" December 8, 1926

"New England Scenes,"

The announcement and review of Woodward's One-Man Exhibition at the Lyman Residence.

03-03-2016NEW ARTICLE

Springfield Union, November 12, 1927

"Painting Exhibit To Open Tonight," - Announcement of the opening of Springfield Art League's ninth special exhibition of oil paints. The article also list the show's prize winners

03-03-2016NEW ARTICLE

Springfield Union, Date Unknown

"Untitled Review Clipping," - A glowing critique and review of Woodward's prize winning oil landscape, When Drifts Melt Fast.

02-18-2016NEW ARTICLE

Springfield Union,
January 6, 1928

"New Paintings on Exhibit by Picture Club" - An announcement and brief summary review of the Springfield Art League's 'Circulating Picture Club' exhibit.


One-man Show at J.H. Miller Galleries, Springfield, MA, April 1928

Woodward's One-Man Show at J.H. Miller Galleries, Springfield, MA, April 1928 is now ready for viewing!

This show exhibited 37 total pieces of work, 25 oil paintings and 12 chalks.

01-14-2016NEW IMAGE

Busy Sugaring

New hi-res picture received and added to page!


"Through Summer Hills,

Correction and clarifications made to the artwork page relating to the original painting which exhibited three times in the 1920's.


"Through Summer Hills,

Correction and clarifications made to the artwork page relating to the original painting which exhibited three times in the 1920's.


"Through Summer Hills,"

Correction and clarifications made to the Scrapbook story relating to the original painting which exhibited three times in the 1920's.

02-18-2016NEW ARTICLE

Springfield Republican, April, 1922

"Untitled Blurb" - A simple blurb announcing the awards and honors of local artist Robert Strong Woodward and his friend and colleague Gardner Symons.

02-16-2016NEW ARTICLE

Springfield Union, 1926

"One-Man Art Show Attracts Attention to Robert Woodward"

02-05-2016NEW ARTICLE

Springfield Republican, April 1928, by Jeanette Matthews

Jeanette Matthews, a renown Springfield art critic, writes a review and critique of Woodward's "One-man Show" at J.H. Miller Galleries, in Springfield, MA. Woodward notes, in his own hand, "a good article,' written on the clipping.


"Woodward Canvases on Exhibit Here," Unknown
"Littlecote Gallery's Annual Spring Exhibition" Utica, NY

New article and exhibition pages added to the "Articles List" and "Exhibition List" relating to artwork exhibited at the Littlecote Gallery's Annual Spring Exhibition in Utica, NY, March 14, 1929

11-17-2015NEW ARTICLES

"Art and Artists," Peoria Star, April 20
"Untitled" Peoria Journal Transcript, April 27
"Echos of the Past," Peoria Star, April 27

New article pages added to the "Articles List"


"An Artist of His Time"

The full video of a lecture given by Peter Trippi, Editor and Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine regarding Woodward.

11-10-2015NEW PICS

A Clear September Day

New hi-res pictures taken and added to page!

10-16-2015NEW PAGE

Burnham Cottage

Newly discovered painting located. New page added with picture.

09-20-2015NEW PAGE

Pasture Ferns

New chalk drawing discovery recently up for auction!

For more Auction info Click Here.

09-11-2015NEW PAGE

The Greening Tree,

There's another? Previously unknown piece comes up for auction! New page created with features the compare the two pieces of art.

For more Auction info Click Here.

09-08-2015NEW PAGE

Monadnock From Frost's Hill

New chalk drawing discovery! New page and pictures added.

08-22-2015NEW LIST

Exhibitions List

Newly formatted "Exhibitions" list provides improved viewing and navigation. More improvements, such as, links to exhibit pages are to follow.

08-18-2015NEW LIST

Auctions List

Newly created "Auctions" list provides information of all known Woodwards that have come up for auction.

08-15-2015NEW PAGE

Aeolus: Home of the Wind, 1929

Sorting and organizing all the articles and clipping regarding Woodward, the staff discovers there are two of these chalks. The 1929 chalk was exhibited at the Pynchon Galleries. See the clipping by clicking the link.

06-24-2015NEW PAGE

Snow From the North

Thanks to the article in "Fine Art Connoisseur" (Feb. 2013) this painting was found hanging in the Duquesne Club of Pittburgh, PA.

05-05-2015NEW STORY


An essay discussing clouds in Robert Strong Woodward paintings added to the Scrapbook.

10-02-2014NEW PAGE

Abandoned Heights

This chalk drawing was unknown until it was discovered in a western Massachusetts home.

04-02-2014NEW STORY


A discussion about Robert Strong Woodward's use of apples in his paintings.

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