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2018 Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association's
Memorial Hall Museum Exhibition of:
Robert Strong Woodward
September 21 through October 31

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A number of oil and chalk sketches were recently found in a forgotten shipping crate in the attic above Woodward's Southwick studio. Among these unfinished works are 2 images of the brick church in Old Deerfield, which will be at the exhibition. Both offer an intriguing glimpse into Woodward's compositional process.

Occasionally Woodward created an oil and a chalk painting of the same scene. We will have a set of these: A Clear September Day, the oil, and When Autumn Comes, the chalk, depicting the Patten district of Shelburne, back of the fire tower. Woodward noted in his painting diary that the chalk preceded the oil, though the chalk would not have been considered a study for the oil.

There will also be some paintings that have not been seen by the public in at least 50 years: The Golden Slope, The Quiet Village, Winter Design, High Heath, and New England Valley. In addition, some old favorites are on display: Against An India Print, Gay October, The Beech Tree, The Friendly Doorway, and New Hay. Lastly, one of Woodward's famous window pictures is hanging at this exhibition.

Make plans to visit this exhibition of "Twenty Treasures." You don't want to miss it!