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Julian Alden Weir
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1852
Birth Place: 
West Point, N.Y.
Death Date: 
1919
Death Place: 
New York, N.Y.
Painter, etcher and lithographer; born West Point, N.Y. 1852, died in New York 1919. One of earliest American impressionists. Son of Robert Walter Weir, professor of drawing at West Point, 1834-1876. Brother of John Ferguson Weir, Director of School of Fine Arts, Yale University. A founder of the Society of American Artists (1877), member of National Academy (1886) and its president (1915). Member of Ten American Artists (1898); member of National Academy of Arts and Letters.