Julian Alden Weir American, 1852-1919

Overview

Weir stands as one of America’s prominent and highly recognized American Impressionists.  He was a close friend of John Henry Twachtman, Child Hassam and Emil Carlsen.  He is known for soft impressionist Connecticut landscape paintings and for his figural works which are quiet and elegant in nature.  While he is historically important and is on the avant-garde and early side of our impressionist movement, he has not achieved some of the commercial success that Twachtman and Hassam have seen in the marketplace.  The answers are found on his canvases, and this lack of commercial success affords astute and sophisticated buyers with great opportunities, if his works appeal to them.

Memberships

American Watercolor Society

Artists Aid Society

Association of American Painters and Sculptors, President, 1913

Century Association

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts

Cornish, New Hampshire Colony

Lotos Club

New York Etching Club

National Academy of Design, Associate, 1885

National Academy of Design, Member 1186, President 1915-1917

National Institute of Arts and Letters

Ten American Painters

Exhibitions

Paris Salon, 1882 (prize)

Paris Exposition, 1889 (medal), 1900 (medal)

American Art Association, 1889 (prize)

Carnegie Institute, 1897 (medal)

Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 (medal)

St. Louis Exposition, 1904 (gold), (medal)

National Academy of Design, 1906 (gold)

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1910 (prize), 1913 (medal)

Art Institute of Chicago, 1912 (medal)

Armory Show, 1913

Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1914 (gold), (prize)

Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 (prize)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1924 (memorial retrospective)

Museums and Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Art Institute of Chicago

Brigham Young University, Utah

Brooklyn Institute, New York

Brooklyn Museum, New York

Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Fogg Art Museum, Massachusetts

Luxembourg Museum, Paris

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey

Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Portland Art Museum, Oregon

Rhode Island School of Design

Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut

Wadsworth Athenaeum, Connecticut

Worcester Museum of Art, Massachusetts

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