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


Lecture by William Hosley
"New England Impressions:
Art and the Making of Regional Identity, 1885 - 1950"
In his presentation, William Hosley will explore painters such as Woodward along with printmakers and photographers who strongly identified with a New England sense of place.
October 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Deerfield, MA.
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What’s New

Featuring landscapes and scenes of rural Buckland, Massachusetts, dating to the 1930s, this special exhibition celebrates New England regionalism. Organized by the Friends of Robert Strong Woodward, on view at Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA.
September 5 - November 1, 2015
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.

Recent Updates

  • Clouds, An essay discussing clouds in Robert Strong Woodward paintings.    05.05.2015
  • Abandoned Heights, This chalk drawing was unknown until it was discovered in a western Massachusetts home.    10.02.2014
  • Apples, A discussion about Robert Strong Woodward's use of apples in his paintings.    04.02.2014
  • Icicles, a description of Robert Strong Woodward's use of Icicles in his window paintings.    03.31.2014
  • Winter Mist, a recently located oil painting.    02.19.2013
  • Joseph Cowell, life long friend of RSW, biography added to the Friends of Woodward.    02.16.2014
  • Fine Art Connoisseur, An article in a national art magazine about Robert Strong Woodward is reprinted here with permission.    11.23.2013
  • Thanksgiving To Mark, This crayon drawing has been saved by Mark Purinton for almost seventy years, and was received during his service at the end of World War II.     10.30.2013
  • Southwick Reconstruction, a well illustrated essay describing the major reconstruction that was done at Robert Strong Woodward's final home and studio.    04.21.2013
  • The War Years, a description of Robert Strong Woodward's life during the war years.    04.21.2013

Monthly Featured Artwork: The Golden Month

The Golden Month, an oil painting by Robert Strong Woodward. The September view depicted on the 2015 Buckland Historical Society Woodward Calendar Key Features

Our Scrapbook

Read our numerous scrapbook articles for more information about Robert Strong Woodward, his artwork, his life, and his friends.

The Gallery

Our Gallery pages contain all the information about every piece of Robert Strong Woodward artwork available. We are constantly striving to gather more images and further our collection.

Artist Against All Odds

Hailed as "a compelling read" and "beautifully written," ARTIST AGAINST ALL ODDS tells with grace and humor how Buckland, Massachusetts painter Robert Strong Woodward came to share his unique view of the rural New England landscape with the world. The book includes a selection of color images of Woodward's paintings and an illustrated map by cartographer Angus McCusker highlighting the location of Woodward's western Franklin County, Massachusetts studios.

The Friends of Robert Strong Woodward

Become a member of The Friends Of Robert Strong Woodward, an organization whose mission is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the artistic legacy of this New England artist.