Born in England on March 16, 1889. Weaver was a jockey in his native land and made his way to America to become a cowboy. Upon coming to San Francisco, he studied painting with Maynard Dixon with whom he shared a lifelong friendship. About 1917 he drifted to Laguna Beach where Edgar Payne involved him in making carved and gold leaf frames. He later settled in Los Angeles and, while working as a picture framer, painted southwestern landscapes in a decorative style. Weaver died in Los Angeles on Dec. 15, 1961. Exh: LACMA, 1921; San Diego FA Gallery, 1927; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1928; Laguna Beach AA, 1930; Cowle Gallery (LA), 1950. In: Sports Palace, Phoenix, AZ (mural, originally done in LA's Santa Fe Railway ticket office with
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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