Paul Weber studied in Frankfurt, Germany, and then immigrated to the United States in 1848 at the age of 25. He settled in Philadelphia and exhibited frequently at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. He returned to Europe in 1857 and, in 1860, was appointed court painter at Darmstadt, then the capital of the duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt. His landscapes were particularly admired by American collectors for their dramatic effects.
Cottages and Trees, 1890 - Vincent van Gogh - WikiArt.org
‘Cottages and Trees’ was created in 1890 by Vincent van Gogh in Post-Impressionism style. Find more prominent pieces of sketch and study at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
David Hockney on the destruction of his 'totem' tree stump: 'It was an act of spite'
The artist made a tree stump famous in his painting Winter Timber. Now it has been vandalised. Here he exclusively reveals a new sketch of his 'totem'
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emination from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. (Robert Louis Stevenson) Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colours and forms. (Milton Avery)