JULIAN ALDEN WEIR (American / 1852-1919)

Julian Alden Weir was born at West Point, New York. His elder brother John Ferguson Weir was also a notable painter, working in the landscape traditions of the Hudson River and Barbizon Schools. Julian Alden Weir studied in Paris in the 1870s, enrolling at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1873, where he studied under Gérôme. Weir was just in time to catch the first Impressionist Exhibition of 1874, which at first sight repelled him: "I never in my life saw more horrible things," he wrote. But in time the appeal of the new style became evident, and Weir painted in an Impressionist manner for the rest of his life. Julian Alden Weir is regarded as one of the most important American Impressionists. He was closely associated with Albert Pinkham Ryder and John Henry Twachtman.

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Selected prints by JULIAN ALDEN WEIR

Petite fille, 1911

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