Meet the people who left a lasting legacy at Weir Farm.
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.
The Bass Family (1929-1944)
Hired by Dorothy Weir Young, George Bass and his family worked the farm for 15 years.
The Knoche Family (1930s-1940s)
Joe Knoche, a stonemason and neighbor of Weir family, helped construct the stone walls that still inspire artists today.
Weir Farm Labor Study
Learn more about the lives of the workers hired by the Weir, Young, and Burlingham families to manage and improve the property.
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: June 30, 2023