Musée No:379.052Regular price £25.00
Artist: John Ferguson Weir
John Ferguson Weir (1841–1926) was an American painter, sculptor, writer, and educator. He was named as the first director (later dean) of the School of Fine Arts at Yale University and occupied that post from 1869 to 1913. Whilst establishing the foundations of the school he was advised by his brother, Julian Alden Weir, who was studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He participated in the education of women artists at a time when they had few opportunities for formal study in America. His teaching style was probably the most forward-looking among his family, as he promoted both old and new styles, insisting on the importance of Old Master paintings, but also very much in favour of the radical style of the Impressionists.