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American impressionist painter Julian Alden Weir was a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony near Greenwich, Connecticut. Although he is not particularly well-known for his paintings, there are some interesting facts about him. Let's take a closer look at his work. 

Early on, Weir concentrated on portraits and still life. He favored the realist style of French Impressionism. He purchased two Manet paintings and was influenced by their art. He praised the artist's Americanness and praised his talent for capturing the essence of New England. However, his later works are characterized by their impressionistic qualities. His later works reflect a greater appreciation for landscape painting.

Weir spent several months painting murals in Chicago before his death. During this time, he was unable to take care of his youngest daughter, Cora. Her older sisters, Ella and Helen, stepped in and took care of Cora. Then, his sister, Ella, was able to take over the child-minding duties while Julian was away. But, later, Weir and his sisters remained on their farm, which is still in Weir's family.

After his father's death, Weir moved to Paris. He enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. There, he studied under Jean-Leon Gerome, a noted French academic. Under Gerome, he studied the structural modelling of form. The artist became famous and was soon exhibiting his paintings in many galleries and museums throughout the world. Weir's works were admired by both art critics and the public.

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