Julian Alden Weir American

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Experiments in pastel played an important role in Weir’s transformation of his academic style into Impressionism about 1891. His Impressionism owes much to that of his friend John H. Twachtman, from whom he learned to use blue-gray paper and a delicate tonal palette and to applying pastel sparingly rather than seeking a more finished effect. Weir first exhibited his pastels with the Society of Painters in Pastel in 1888.

Boats, Julian Alden Weir (American, West Point, New York 1852–1919 New York), Pastel and graphite on paper, American

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