Max Weyl was born in Muhlen-am-Neckar, Germany and came to Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1853 before moving to Washington in 1861.
Please note: the above correction to Weyl's biography was submitted by his great-grandson Christopher Wolf, March 2006.
The story of Max Weyl's life includes his evolution from a watchmaker too shy to hang his paintings in his own shop window, to finally doing so, and having a major collector see the work and buy it, thus launching the artist in Washington, D.C. But, in the end, Weyl would begin to copy his own, too successful landscapes.
Essentially self-taught, Weyl would draw on three major influences in his art, from Hudson River School through Barbizon School to the
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