Stanley Wingate Woodward (Massachusetts, 1890-1970) impressionist oil on board painting, likely Rockport, Massachusetts, depicting figures on a pier with wooden buildings and a rocky shore in the foreground. A flock of seagulls fly over a figure in a small row boat on a calm sea, with the opposite shore visible in the background, under a cloudy blue sky. Signed "Stanley Woodward" lower right. Lyzon Nashville framing label and Illegible pencil inscriptions en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with carved and pierced corner ornamentation. Sight – 11 5/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed – 17 5/8" H x 21 3/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Rockport, Massachusetts painter and illustrator Stanley Wingate Woodward was known for his marine paintings and seascapes. He was the author of "Adventures in Marine Painting" (1948) and "Marine Painting in Oil and Watercolor" (1961). He worked as an illustrator for Collier's and Ford Times magazines and taught at the Woodward Outdoor Painting School; the Ringling Art School, and the Laguna Beach School Art & Design. Woodward exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, Corcoran Gallery, National Academy, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He was awarded prizes by the National Academy, American Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Rockport Art Association, and North Shore Art Association. (source: Peter Falk, editor, "Who Was Who in American Art."). CONDITION: Overall very good condition. A few possible flyspecks or areas of inclusion, sky area. Frame with a few areas of minor shrinkage.
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