“The physiology of that country is presented in its varying forms and under the aspects of the changing seasons. [Owen] sets down the facts of nature with a knowing precision and he envelops them with that tender atmosphere which is New England’s changeless note.”
 William McCormack, New American, quoted in Robert Emmett Owen 1878-1957, Vose Galleries’ exhibition catalogue, 1980.
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Robert Emmett Owen traveled throughout New England painting and sketching in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and in small towns in western Connecticut. His scenes of winding country roads, covered bridges and old farmhouses reflect his particular affinity for the rural New England landscape. Owen’s mastery of color enabled him to convey the mood or time of day of any season, from the long, purple shadows of a wintry afternoon to the sun-dappled pastures and changing leaves of fall to the verdant foliage and warm light of spring, as demonstrated in Spring Brook.
Estate of the artist
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. O-809, ca. 1980
To private collection, Barrington, Rhode Island, October 1985 to present