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 Robert Walter Weir  (1803 - 1889)

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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: genre, portrait, history and landscape painting, teaching

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1803 (New York City)
 
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1889 (New York City)

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New York

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Born in New York City, Robert Weir became more recognized for his teaching of art than his own paintings. As a youngster, he was befriended by painter John Wesley Jarvis and also received instruction from Robert Cooke, an English heraldic* artist. When he was a teenager, Weir's painting was so remarkable that his canvases sold in New York as the work of the Old Masters*.

From 1824 to 1827, he studied in Italy and in 1825 he worked with Pietro Benvenuti in Florence. Later he moved to Rome (showing 500 of 5428 characters).



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