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by Weber Theodore

Leipzig 1838 – 1907 Paris

German Painter

Signature: Signed bottom right
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Image size 80 x 126 cm, frame size 93 x 138 cm

Value: 20.000€ plus

Weber Theodore Alexander was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1838. In his earlier career, he was a painter of still life and landscapes, however, later on, he devoted his work to marine subjects.

Weber was a student of Wilhelm Krause, master teacher and artist in Berlin, who he studied with in 1854. He then moved to Paris, France in 1856 and continued his studies with the famed Eugene Isabey. He also traveled painted in London and Brussels.

In 1878, Weber became a French citizen.

In 1886, he was named the official painter of “Le Marine et du Ministere des Colonies” by the French government.

He exhibited regularly at the famed Paris Salon beginning in 1858 and throughout his lifetime. He received an honorable mention by the Salon in 1861 ang again, in 1863. He also received an honorable mention at the World’s Fair in 1889 and won bronze medal in 1900. Weber also exhibited in Munich, Germany in 1891 and 1892.

Weber is best known for his marines of fishing ports of the English Channel and the Belgian Coast. He died in Paris in 1907.

Today, Weber’s works can be found in private and public collections, worldwide, including museums in Cologne, Daun and Leipzig, Germany, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, Nice, France, Nottingham, England, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Ostend, Belgium.

The flag on the main mast represents the New York Yacht Club, BURGEE www.nyyc.org The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) is a private social club and yacht club based in New York City and Newport, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1844 by nine prominent sportsmen. The members have contributed to the sport of yachting and yacht design. As of 2001, the organization was reported to have about 3.000 members.

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