After four years in France, the Weston
family settled for a time in Greenwich Village
before returning to the isolated Adirondacks in
1930. Weston’s portrait and still-life paintings
convey the values of a traditional America—hardy,
independent, pioneering—and he lived up to
his reputation as an artist of personal convictions.
His emotional range grew larger as did the intensely
focused icons from his life—snowshoes, a
squash, a rhubarb in bud.
considered a major
American artist during
the 1930s with nearly
constant exposure at
galleries across the
the Phillips Memorial
Gallery (now the Phillips
Collection.) The Art
Institute of Chicago
and the Museum of Modern
Art (New York City),
among others, included
his work in group shows.
Hat won third
prize in American painting
at the Golden Gate
in San Francisco in
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Rhubarb in Bud, 1931, oil on canvas.
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