Wesley Elbridge Webber
Marine, landscape and historical painter, Wesley Elbridge Webber was born in Gardiner, Maine, in 1841. Considered self-taught, Webber began his career after a move to Boston, Massachusetts, where he apprenticed himself to J. C. Roberts, a successful sign and carriage painter from 1858 to 1861. He then opened and maintained his own fine art studio in Boston, with annual painting excursions to the Conway area of New Hampshire until a move to New York City in 1892.
His Conway excursions brought him into a close circle of artists, including J. J. Enneking and Frank Shapleigh, who helped Webber shape a personal style of a sophisticated realism as the group explored the lush, mountainou
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