|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|The Weiss sisters (Minna and Ray)
were identical twins, and they both graduated from the Pratt Institute in New
York. During the 1920’s and 1930’s
they studied in Paris with Edouard Leon and traveled throughout Europe
sketching the places which became the subjects of their many prints. |
They exhibited their work widely in the
United States and in Paris, and their etchings are in the collections of the
British Museum, Biliotheque Nationale in Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
York Public Library, National Museum of American Artists in Washington, D.C.,
Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, Minnesota, Block Art Museum at Northwestern
University in Chicago and the Yale University Art Gallery.
Ray Weiss taught art at private
schools in New Haven and then established her own school. After her marriage, Minna Weiss Zellner
lived most of her life in Philadelphia.
Both sisters first exhibited with the New Haven Paint& Clay Club* in
Ray Weiss was the Club
Secretary from 1935 to 1937. Her
etching*, Les Grandes Arbres, received
the New Haven Paint & Clay Club Connecticut Prize in 1932. Though neither sister exhibited with
the Club after 1939, they were members for the rest of their lives.
Biography from the catalog: The
New Haven Paint & Clay Club. 100th Anniversary Exhibition.
New Haven, Connecticut.
Submitted by Edward K. Bentley, Art Historian from Lansing, Michigan
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