(1823 - 1916)
Paul Gottlieb Weber was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California / Germany. Paul Weber is known for landscape, portrait and still life painting.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Landscape and portrait painter, Paul Weber studied in Frankfort, Germany and then emigrated to the United States, in 1848, at the age of 25. He settled in Philadelphia where he was a frequent exhibitor at the Pennsylvania Academy from 1849. He returned to Europe traveling around Scotland and Germany in 1857. Then in 1860 he returned to Darmstadt and was appointed court painter.
Biography from Questroyal Fine Art, LLC
Later he returned to the United States and was an instructor in Philadelphia where one of his students was Edward Moran. Weber died in Philadelphia in 1916.
Groce and Wallace, "The New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America"
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
A native of Germany, Paul Weber studied in Frankfurt before immigrating to America in 1848. He settled in Philadelphia, painting idyllic landscapes that combined the precision of his German training with the rich detailing of the Pre-Raphaelites. He began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts one year after his arrival and remained a frequent exhibitor throughout his life.
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In 1860, Weber returned to his hometown of Darmstadt to work as the court painter to the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt. He later moved back to Philadelphia, where he worked as an art instructor and showed his paintings at the National Academy of Design, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Paris Salon. His work was carried on by his students, which include such notable artists as Edward Moran, William Trost Richards, and William Stanley Haseltine, and his paintings are now featured in The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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