Weir, J. Alden

Weir, J. (Julian) Alden

(1852–1919) painter; born in West Point, N.Y. He studied in Paris (1873), traveled in Europe (1873–83), worked in New York, and settled in Connecticut (1883). A founder of the Ten (1898), an impressionist group, he is remembered for his paintings such as Idle Hours (1888). In 1991 his property in Wilton/Ridgefield, Conn., was named a National Historic Site, the first artist's home so designated.
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