“Weir found the world beautiful and he spent his life showing others the visions he had seen.” - Dorothy Weir Young (1890-1947)
History & Culture
In 1882, the American artist Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919) traded a still life painting he had purchased for $560 for a 153-acre farm in Branchville, Connecticut. Here, amidst rocky fields and woodlands, Weir spent nearly four decades painting. His artist friends Childe Hassam, John Twachtman, Emil Carlsen, and Albert Pinkham Ryder often joined him. Together, they created masterpieces of light and color on canvas that came to define American Impressionism.
Last updated: March 13, 2018