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BC: Created By: Rhonda Hesse Visual Arts II Third Block

FC: Max Weber | Rhonda Hesse

1: He was born on April 18th, 1881, in Bialystok, Russia (now Poland). | Max Weber is an American Jewish artist who was considered to be one of the pioneers of modernism in America. | His family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1891. | http://www.lloydshingallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/artist_max-weber-265x300.jpg

2: From 1898 to 1900, Weber was enrolled at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. There he studied under Arthur Wesley Dow, noted painter and printmaker, who taught him to see forms as visual relationships rather than objects. | http://www.bestpriceart.com/shop-online/images/vault/weber2.jpg

3: From 1901 to 1905, Weber taught art at public schools in Lynchburg, Virginia and Duluth, Minnesota. | http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/59/Prattold.jpg/180px-Prattold.jpg | September 1905, Weber moved to Paris. In Paris he studied under J. P. Laurens. Then, he participated in a small class at Matisse’s newly opened academy. He then later visited Spain and Italy and returned to New York in 1909.

4: When returned to America, he brought knowledge of European modernist developments, including its dynamism, abstraction, and emotion. | http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/WLA_moma_Umberto_Boccioni_Dynamism_of_a_Soccer_Player_1913.jpg

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7: Weber became one of America’s first important modernist artists. He was also one of the first American artists to focus on the Indians of the American Southwest. In 1913, Weber’s one-man exhibition at the Newark Museum was the first modernist exhibition at an American museum.

8: A year after that, he began to support himself by teaching at the Clarence H. White School of Photography (1914) and later at the Art Students League (1920–1921 and 1925–1927). In 1928 he was selected to be the director of the Society of Independent Artists and in 1930 his work was selected for a one-person exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of its inaugural year. From 1937 to 1940, Weber served as the national chairman and honorary national chairman of the American Artists’ Congress

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10: Throughout Weber’s long career, his style changed and evolved. He experimented with Fauvism, Cubism, Dynamism, Expressionism, and Futurism as well as with revolutionary techniques from Europe, which he learned during his time in Paris at the beginning of the twentieth century.

11: During the 1920’s his work reflected the influence of European artists like Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Rousseau as well as of tribal African art. He also dabbled in different mediums – oil, watercolor, printmaking and sculpture. | http://image.yaymicro.com/rz_512x512/0/8c/wall-with-african-tribal-painting-8c687.jpg

12: Weber’s work during the 1930’s also sometimes focused on social issues and reflected his left-wing political tendencies, especially seen in his factory portrayals.

13: After 1930, Weber developed an identifiable style described as lyrical and Expressionistic. His paintings depicted romanticized landscapes, peaceful domestic scenes, and emotional religious themes, often reflecting the spiritualism of the artist’s religion.

14: In addition to being an artist, Weber wrote extensively during his lifetime. He published works on topics of modern aesthetics, including ‘The Fourth Dimension from a Plastic Point of View,’ which was published in "Camera Work" in July 1910.

15: Weber wrote articles and books on art history as well as poetry. Weber was devoted to advancing the development, understanding, and expression of modern art in America throughout his lifetime and continued to work as an artist until his death in Great Neck, Long Island in 1961.

16: Some of his selected works: | Connecticut Landscape | http://www.humanitiesweb.org/human.php?s=g&p=c&a=p&ID=1293 | New York | http://www.humanitiesweb.org/human.php?s=g&p=c&a=p&ID=1296

17: Rush Hour, New York | http://www.humanitiesweb.org/human.php?s=g&p=c&a=p&ID=1295 | Suspense | http://www.humanitiesweb.org/human.php?s=g&p=c&a=p&ID=1294

18: Works Cited | http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Max_Weber.html http://connect.in.com/max-weber-artist/biography-192679.html http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0851726.html

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