Edwin Lord Weeks
(1849 - 1903)
Edwin Lord Weeks was active/lived in Massachusetts / Europe. Edwin Weeks is known for genre-exotic views and architectural paintings-Orientalist.
Biography Edwin Lord Weeks
Edwin Lord Weeks was born near Boston and educated in Boston and Newton
public schools, although he spent very of his adult life outside the
United States. His artistic career began in 1869 with a sketching
trip to Florida, then on to Surinam and other destinations in South
America. Returning to Massachusetts, he for a short time painted
landscapes and historical pictures in Boston.
he went to Paris where he studied with Leon Bonnat, and also under
Jean-Leon Gerome at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Weeks, like Gerome,
was interested in Oriental subject matter, and as a student traveled to
North Africa, Spain, and the Middle East.
In 1872, he returned
to Massachusetts, married his cousin, Franc
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