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Mabel May Woodward (Rhode Island, 1877-1945) impressionistic oil on board seascape painting titled "Umbrellas on the Beach" depicting a group of beachgoers with brightly colored umbrellas relaxing on a beach, a few swimmers and a sailboat in the still blue ocean beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed "M. Woodward" lower right. Handwritten label with artist's information, title, and approximate completion date "c. 1920," en verso. Gilt placard with artist's name and dates, affixed lower center of frame. Housed in a Louis XIII style frame with off white linen liner. Sight: 8 1/4" H x 9 5/8" W. Framed: 14" H x 15 1/2" W. Biography: "Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Mabel Woodward was an Impressionist painter of simple palette who specialized in colorful beach and other recreational scenes. She was also a long-time teacher (25 years) at the Rhode Island School of Design and there started The Action Class, a pioneering idea whose purpose was to study the human figure as a machine rather than a stationery object. She traveled to Europe but spent most of her summers in Ogunquit, Maine. She was also a frequent visitor to Provincetown, Massachusetts where she painted many street and beach scenes. She got her early art training at the Rhode Island School of Design and continued her studies at the Art Students League in New York with William Merritt Chase, Frank DuMond, and Kenyon Cox. She worked with Du Mond in Old Lyme, Connecticut and attended the Ogunquit School as a student of Charles Woodbury." (source: Art by American Women: Selections from the Collection of Louise and Alan Sellars, by Paul E. Sternberg, published by Brenau College, Gainesville, Georgia, 1991). The estate of J. Fred Pilkerton, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition with craquelure. Scattered areas of paint flaking to center of painting above yellow umbrella and lower left of sand, largest 1/4" x 1/2", to surface of board. Frame with minor losses, largest 1/4" x 3/4", to gilt.