the artist

Roswell Weidner

Roswell Weidner

Reading, PA

Roswell Weidner

Roswell Weidner wants to paint an intimate view of nature.  Even in his large paintings, he is less interested in the large scale, grandiose or overall view but in something close and more personal.  In Weidner’s landscapes, he takes great liberties in changing and rearranging the colors and shapes.  The dominant element in his work continues to be the intensity and vibrancy of colors - strong violets, blues, and greens.  Weidner works almost exclusively from nature - many of his later works he painted while standing in a rowboat.  He then takes the paintings back to his studio for the final rearrangements and touches using sketches and photographs for reference.

Fast Facts

Name: Roswell Weidner


Place of Birth: Reading, Pennsylvania

1933     Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Country School at Chester Springs, PA
1936     The Barnes Foundation
1936     Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts City School, Philadelphia, PA

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Daniel Garber, Francis Speight, Joseph Pearson, Henry McCarter, George Harding

Particular field of study or class work:
Landscape, Still Life, Figure, Portrait

Major influences:
Post-impressionist painting
Japanese art

Favorite materials or media:
Pastel and/or Charcoal on paper
Acrylic or Oil on canvas

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1938 to retirement in 1996.

Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
The Newman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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