In the last years of the 19th century, renowned artist T.W. Wood gave dozens of paintings and etchings to his hometown of Montpelier. Those works were the beginning of the T.W. Wood Gallery and Arts Center.
“But Wood decided to expand what was already in his hands to give the people of Montpelier an even richer visual arts experience. He traveled to Europe multiple times, painting full-size master copies of masterpieces including J.M.W. Turner’s stunning “The Fighting Temeraire.” Wood also traded with and received gifts from other leading artists of the day to further enrich the collection with their artworks."
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