In 1920 Weston and a local carpenter built
a one-room log cabin near
St. Huberts, New York, in the heart of the Adirondack
wilderness. With a staff to support his half-paralyzed
leg, Weston hiked the hills and rowed the lakes, chopped his wood and
howled at the moon. He lunged, hopped, and swung
himself with powerful arms and climbed elevations
to see and study every change in the light, colors,
and forms. He sketched in oils and pencil on cardboard.
In the studio he painted “serial
picture songs” on
Seventy sketches and sixty-three paintings were shown at the modernist
Montross Gallery in New York City in November 1922, winning high praise
from the critics. <previous page / next
Sunset over Baxter Mountain, 1920,
on cardboard. St. Huberts Trust.
more paintings from this period.