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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: April 24, 2018