Charles H. Woodbury

An influential painter and teacher, Charles H. Woodbury (1864-1940) showed artistic talent at an early age. At the age of 17, he became the youngest person elected to the Boston Art Club. He originally graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an engineer, but after marrying he traveled abroad and studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. For most of his life, he taught art and was best known for the summer school he founded and ran for 36 years in Oguinquit, Maine. Woodbury was a prolific painter, and exhibited throughout his life. He continued to paint sea and coast landscapes until his death in 1940.