Andrew George Winter (1893-1958)

A colorful, adventurous personality, Andrew Winter spent his early years as a mariner, sailing as a mate on square riggers and later on British and American steamships.

He was a native of Estonia and became an American citizen in 1921. He studied painting at the National Academy of Design and in 1925, returned to Europe on a travel fellowship and studied in Rome and Paris.

In the 1930s, he and his artist wife Mary settled on Monhegan Island in Maine where he produced a large body of work that reflected his love of the surroundings.