This website is a tribute to the life and artwork of Western Massachusetts artist Robert Strong Woodward (1885 -1957).


The 2016 Buckland Historical Society Calendar
The 2016 Buckland Historical Society calendar is now available featuring 12 beautiful paintings and chalk drawings by Robert Strong Woodward.

What’s New

New Articles list being built!
The website staff is currently compiling, sorting and organizing all print items related to RSW. This includes profiles, shows he exhibited at, critiques, reviews, covers and features from newspapers and magazines. The work is very daunting and will take considerable time to complete. We ask that you bare with us as we work to bring you thing new feature.

You are welcome to follow along as we do this by visiting the new "Articles" list page. Completed article pages ready when the is no graphic asterisk next to the link in the lower right of the entry.
New "Updates" Format!
Scoll DOWN to see all the new updates and additions being made to the website. So much is happening that you will not want to miss anything!
Friends of Woodward
The Friends Of Woodward organization has now received 501(c)3 status. This means that donations to the organization are tax deductible. Click here for more information about the Friends Of Woodward.
Website Rebuild
We are currently updating the entire website. The entire Gallery section for every available painting and chalk drawing is complete. We are continuing to update the Scrapbook pages. Please be patient with us however as we have hundreds of pages that need to be updated with the changes and currently some links do not work. We are working to correct these as quickly as possible.

Monthly Featured Artwork from our 2016 Calendar: At Sugaring Time

At Sugaring Time, an oil painting by Robert Strong Woodward. The February view depicted on the 2016 Buckland Historical Society Woodward Calendar

Website's Key Features

Welcome to! The website is divided into two main features. First is the Gallery of Woodward's artwork sorted in themes and then alphabetically. There is also the Scrapbook which contains collections of stories, memorabilia and specific citations related to Woodward, his life and achievements. It is at once a tribute and historical record of Woodward and the life and times from which he drew his inspiration.

The Artwork Galleries

The galleries consist nearly 800 known works of art created by Woodward. We have some form of an image for approximately 75% of them! The galleries are organized in two ways, first, is the Theme Gallery, sorted into 25 categories. The second is alphabetically, making up 8 separate galleries plus a gallery of artwork RSW didn't name or we do not have a name for at this time. Plus, visit our Complete Works List and surf the website from there!

Woodward's Studios

As a result of Woodward's handicap and thus limited mobility, his studios, by extension, provide a significant insight to the artist and his work. From his early paintings of the woods and brook behind Redgate, to the infamous wind blown beech tree atop Heath Pasture and his stunning window paintings from his Hiriam and Southwick studios you gain appreciation for the artist's work.

Our Recollections Scrapbook

The Recollections Scrapbook is a collection of personal accounts from people who either knew Woodward personally or related to us an experience they have had related to Woodward. A number of the stories told come from this website's originator, Mark Purinton (seen in picture to the left with Woodward), who started working for Woodward as a boy.

Painting Stories Scrapbook

This is our "story behind the paintings" collection. It includes some of Woodward's favorite subjects, such as, his neighbor Harrison Keach's Farm, the Halifax (VT) House and the North Window of his Southwick studio. There is also Charlemont Bridge artwork before the bridge was destroyed in the hurriciance of 1938 and Marlboro Church, part of a "church series" Woodward was commissioned for by industrialist Francis P. Garvin before his death.

Recent Website Updates

02-05-2016NEW ARTICLE

Springfield Union, 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.


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.


"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.

updates continued...