Robert Woodward was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. After a car accident in California in 1906 while studying at Bradley College, he was paralyzed from the waist down. Upon returning to Massachusetts, he began studying art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and maintained a studio in Buckland. Known for his impressionistic landscapes, he used brilliant colors, bold brush strokes, and the play of light to capture the scenes around him.
Gift of Thomas P. McNamara, 1976.8