Theodore Alexander Weber (1838-1907)

German-born French

At the age of 16, Theodore Weber decided art would be his chosen profession. He obtained an apprenticeship with Berlin's resident expert painter of landscapes and marine scenes, Wilhelm August Leopold Christian Krause, in 1854. After two years of intense study with Krause, Weber set out on his own, heading for the activity and acclaim that only could be found in Paris.

Weber's would go on to paint coastal scenes of the varied French shores for the next 30 years. He favored simplicity of subject, whether working fishing boats and leisurely cruising vessels, while concentrating on the impact environmental conditions contributed to his scenes. He painted many dramatic compositions of the consequences of nature's power on man's maritime activities.

Somewhat of an impressionist, Weber's painting none the less convey a believable realism. He exhibited regularly in the Paris Salon from 1861 to 1869. At this time he was also illustrating marine scenes for various publications. He also won, in 1900, a bronze medal in the Paris Exposition Universelle.

Works By Weber Have Traveled The World's Waters To Become Part Of The Permanent Museum And Private Collections In France, Germany, England, Australia, Brazil And The United States.