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Robert Strong Woodward's Apples



Full Bloom
Full Bloom - A Robert Strong Woodward oil painting. A Baldwin apple tree in bloom in
the front yard of the old Howes Farm at the head of Apple Valley, Ashfield, Mass. 1930.
Back Of The Village
Back Of The Village. An old Hubbardston apple tree seen out the
north window of the Southwick Studio.

Diary comment about Cezanne
In a letter dated March 3rd, 1947 to Herbert Newton, the new owner of When Apples Are Ripe,
Robert Strong Woodward wrote: "CÚzanne never painted better apples than are in that canvas of mine"
Closeup of apples in When Apples are Ripe
Closeup of apples in Robert Strong Woodwards's When Apples Are Ripe
Pommes et oranges by Paul Cezanne
Closeup of Pommes Et Oranges (Apples and Oranges) by Paul CÚzanne.

The quote above is from a letter by RSW to the owner of his painting When Apples Are Ripe. Please CLICK on the titles in red beneath the thumbnails to see images of the entire paintings. Would you not agree that RSW's apples, (with the natural waxy appearance over the realistic red and yellow variegated colors) are far and away superior to the print-like "applearance" of those painted by Paul CÚzanne?

Below you will see a number of paintings which include apples. Click on each thumbnail to see the entire painting of which they are but a part. At the end of your review you will be the judge as to whether RSW painted apples better than Paul CÚzanne!

Closeup of apples in Apples And Silk
Closeup of apples in Robert Strong Woodwards's Apples And Silk
Winter Window
Closeup of Winter Window
Closeup of apples in North Window
Closeup of apples in Robert Strong Woodward's The North Window
North Window (Chalk)
Closeup of North Window (Chalk)
Closeup of apples in Orchard Window
Closeup of apples in Robert Strong Woodwards's Orchard Window
In October
Closeup of In October
Closeup of apples in Out The North Window
Closeup of apples in Robert Strong Woodwards's Out The North Window
Sun On The Balcony
Closeup of Sun On The Balcony
Closeup of apples in Beginning To Snow
Closeup of apples in Robert Strong Woodwards's Beginning To Snow


Lastly, the next image is not a Woodward painting, but is a photo of the interior of the Southwick Studio at Christmas time, December, 2012. Robert Strong Woodward always had a bowl of Northern Spy apples on the little table before the fireplace. We have carried on that tradition over the years.

Apples at the Southwick Studio
Bowl of Northern Spy Apples in front of the large fireplace at the Southwick Studio during Christmas 2012.


Apples at the Southwick Studio
Another view of the apples at the Southwick Studio during Christmas season 2012.


MLP
March 2014