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 Gustave Adolph Wiegand  (1870 - 1957)

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Lived/Active: New York / Germany      Known for: landscape, still life painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Gustave Wiegand
1870 (Bremen, Germany)
1957 (Old Chatham, New York)

New York / Germany

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The following is from Michael Parks of the Shanghai Trading Company. He credits MANTLE FIELDING'S DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN PAINTERS, SCULPTORS & ENGRAVERS, SMITHSONIAN ART MUSUEM

Wiegand, GUSTAVE (ADOLPHE) Painter.
Born in Bremen, Germany, Oct. 2, 1870.
Died Nov. 3, 1957, in Old Chatham, NY.

Pupil of Dresden Royal Academy under Eugene Bracht; Chase in New York.
Member: Salmagundi Club; Allied Artists of America: New York Society of Painters; National Arts Club (life).

Awards: Bronze medal, St. Academy of Design, 1905; prize, Allied Artists of America, 1937.

Work: Stars Above Home,' National Arts Club, New York; Newark Museum; Brooklyn Museum. Has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. Address in 1953, Summit, NJ. " Source:

And the following is the artist's obituary, as it appeared in the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE on November 6, 1957 (p 35, col. 2):

"Gustave Wiegand Dies; Painter of Landscapes--OLD CHATHAM, NY, Nov. 5---
Gustave Wiegand, eighty-eight, American landscape painter whose works have been exhibited extensively in this country, died here Sunday after a short illness.
Born in Bremen, Germany, Mr. Wiegand studied at the Royal Academy and in Berlin and Dresden. He was the winner of a medal at the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1904, and later, of a prize from the National Academy of Design. Some of his work hangs in the Brooklyn and Newark Museums.

Mr. Wiegand was a member of the National Arts Club, the Allied Artists of America and of the New York Society of Painters.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna M. Wiegand; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Tilson, of Old Chatham; two granddaughters and a great-grandchild."

Biography from Wiscasset Bay Gallery:
Gustave Wiegand was born in Bremen, Germany in 1870. Wiegand studied at the Royal Academy in Berlin and The Royal Academy of Dresden and also worked under Eugen Bract and William Merritt Chase in New York. He belonged to the Salmagundi Club, the Allied Artists of America, and the New York Society of painters.

His works are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the National Arts Club in New York City, and the Newark Museum. During his career, he won numerous prizes and medals while exhibiting at the National Academy of Design from 1894-1900 (prize 1905), the St. Louis Exposition of 1904 (medal), the Allied Artists of America in 1937 (prize), and the World's Fair in St. Louis (medal).

He also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. annual for 1907-1908, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Annual Exhibit 1900-1910, 1916, the Society of Independent Artists in 1917, and the Salons of America. Wiegand died in Old Chatam, New York in 1957.

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