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Gustave Adolph Wiegand

(1870-1957) Born in Bremen, Germany, landscape painter Gustav Adolph Wiegand studied at the Dresden Royal Academy and the Royal Academy in Berlin before coming to New York where he studied with William Merritt Chase and Eugen Bracht. Wiegand was a member of the Allied Artists of America, the Salmagundi Club, the New York Society of Painters and the National Arts Club. Wiegand won a medal at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904 and was the recipient of the second Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy of Design. He exhibited extensively throughout the U.S., including shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Salons of America. His works are in the Brooklyn Museum, the Newark Museum, and the National Arts Club. Wiegand painted frequently in the Adirondacks around Blue Mountain, Eagle, and Utowana Lakes. He lived for a time in Summit, New Jersey and died in 1957 in Old Chatham, New York.

Biography courtesy of Roger King Gallery of Fine Art, www.antiquesandfineart.com/rking

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