Oil on canvas winter landscape painting in an impressionist hand, a snow-covered road leading to a cluster of houses in the distance, 16" by 20", unframed, signed at lower right by listed American woman artist CHARLOTTE LIVINGSTON (1898-1991). The painting captures the quiet solitude in early winter after the first snow (a lot of autumn color remaining suggests the winter season is not all that far advanced). Livingston was born in New York and studied at the National Academy and the Art Students League with George Maynard and Ivan Olinsky. Notably, she was married to Francis Vandeveer Kughler, (1901-1970), an accomplished painter who was president of the Salmagundi Club in New York in the 1940's. Livingston and her husband spent time in Maine in the 1950's, and online information suggests that she was actively painting into the 1960's. Most of her works are watercolors, with landscapes of the Northeast predominating. This painting might benefit from a gentle cleaning but it would hardly be mandatory, and the regular size would simplify framing---perhaps with a silvery frame rather than gold. The photos have a bluish-gray tinge which is not present in the actual painting, in which white predominates.
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