People

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)

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 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 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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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