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

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2021

The Buckland Historical Society - Robert Strong Woodward 2021 Calendar is available to purchase at the following locations:

Andy's Oak Shoppe
Boswell's Books
The Buckland Public Library
Sawyer News


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Leftover Calendars from previous years are also available for $5.00. The individual prints look beautiful when matted and framed. Contact the Buckland Historical Society Website for more...



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All profits from the sale of the calendar benefit the Buckland Historical Society and will help defray costs for the upkeep and repair of two 1775 buildings and their artifacts.


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The Buckland Historical Society/Robert Strong Woodward: 2021 Calendar

The Buckland Historical Society/Robert Strong Woodward 2021 Calendar
PREVIEW THE 2021 CALENDAR HERE
This year's calendar, "From a Studio Window," is another collection of Window Paintings synonymous with Woodward's work. This is a deliberate choice in response to the difficulties and hardships amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is often assumed that Woodward painted his window paintings as a product of his paralysis, that he was somehow confined as a result. This could not be further from the truth. Woodward was never fully limited by his condition. He always managed 'to find a way' to be outdoors among nature. He lived a robust and vigorous life.

The truth is that there are simply great events that limit us all. Those events are usually forces of nature such as snowstorms or hurricanes. We believe this was also true for Woodward. It is why most of his window paintings are of snow-covered exteriors. It is the intent of this calendar, to remind us all, that there are some events greater than ourselves that adversely affect our life in some limiting way. A worldwide pandemic certainly qualifies. Woodward, who lived with limited mobility since the age of twenty-one, has a very clear message in this regard... persevere.


CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Calendar