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Edwin Weeks

 (1849 - 1903)
Edwin Lord Weeks was active/lived in Massachusetts / Europe.  Edwin Weeks is known for genre-exotic views and architectural paintings-Orientalist.

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Edwin 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.

Leaving 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 7635 characters.



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About  Edwin Weeks

Born:  1849 - Boston, Massachusettes
Died:   1903 - Paris, France
Known for:  genre-exotic views and architectural paintings-Orientalist