Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009) loved painting trees in winter. It's actually difficult to find paintings by him of trees in full leaf, although he did paint the occasional evergreen. In almost all of Wyeth's work, whether figures, interiors, landscapes or dormant trees, there is an intimation of death in the midst of life, or, as in "Spring Beauty", of the abrupt appearance of life in the midst of death.
Bare Trees in Art
Pennsylvania Landscape tempera on panel 35"x47" 1942
Sycamore Tree and Hunter 1943
Spring Beauty 1943