(1911 - 1999)
Roswell Theodore Weidner was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Roswell Weidner is known for landscape, portrait, figure, still life.
Photo submitted by Marilyn Kemp Weidner
Biography Roswell Weidner
This biography was submitted by Marilyn Kemp Weidner, wife of the artist.
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1911, Roswell Weidner received a scholarship from his high school to attend the country school of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Chester Springs, PA. He completed his studies at the Academy's city school in Philadelphia and the Barnes Foundation. For sixty-six years he would remain associated with the Academy as student and teacher until his retirement in 1996.
In 1936, the WPA Art Project accepted Weidner, a penniless graduate of an art school and son of a Depression Era steelworker who had turned to bootlegging.
His early successes in art exhibitions at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, Cor
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