Meet the artists and family members who were inspired by Weir Farm and who left a lasting legacy for all to enjoy.
Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919)
As the father of American Impressionism, Weir used new, international ideas about painting to change American art.
Anna Baker Weir (1863-1892)
Anna was muse, wife, and advocate of Julian Alden Weir before her untimely death at age 29.
Ella Baker Weir (1852-1930)
Ella was a serious world traveler before becoming the rock of the Weir family following the passing of her youngest sister, Anna.
Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917)
Although Ryder preferred New York to the countryside, he was a frequent guest of the Weirs and enjoyed painting in the landscape.
John Twachtman (1853-1902)
Twachtman rented a home near the Branchville farm and spent the summer of 1888 with Weir, painting and etching the landscape.
Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Arguably the most popular of the American Impressionists, Hassam and his wife were frequent visitors to Weir's Branchville farm.
Mahonri Young (1877-1957)
Mahonri married Weir's daughter Dorothy and moved to the farm in 1931; he made his most famous sculptures in his Weir Farm studio.
Dorothy Weir Young (1890-1947)
Weir's second daughter Dorothy continued her father's artistic legacy and and worked to preserve his inspiring story and work.
Cora Weir Burlingham (1892-1986)
Weir's youngest child Cora received 60-acres of the farm from her sister Dorothy in 1931. She was instrumental in shaping the landscape.
Sperry Andrews (1917-2005)
During his 48 year residency, Andrews made thousands of paintings of both interiors and exteriors of Weir Farm.
Doris Andrews (1920-2003)
An accomplished watercolorist, Doris was also a strong preservationist. Her work helped to preserve the farm as a national park.
Brush with Greatness
Visit the online gallery to see paintings by artists who made Weir Farm their home, as well as renowned Impressionists who visited.
Last updated: April 24, 2018