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Julian Alden Weir

White Oaks

(West Point, New York, 1852 - 1919)

1913

Oil fabric

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw

1955.44

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Weir made this painting near the Windham, Connecticut home owned by his in-laws. Early in his career, he worked in an old master style. In the 1880s, he adopted the energetic brushwork of the impressionists because it allowed him to express the vital life force he perceived in nature. He reminisced: “I had been trying to see through the eyes of greater artists, trying to render things I did not see, and so I was unable to get at the things that really existed.”

Marks

Signed in green paint LL: "J. Alden Weir"

Keywords
American
Rural
Woods
American
Fall
Sky
Oak
Painting
Clouds
Impressionism