About the Artist
Max Weber (1881-1961) was born in Russia and at age ten emigrated with his family to the United States, settling in New York City. Weber is considered one of America’s earliest modernists, and his long career witnessed many stylistic changes. Through the 1920s his work paid homage to such European artists as
Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Rousseau as well as to tribal African art.
After 1930, when he developed a consistently identifiable style, one that was lyrical and Expressionistic, his imagery focused on romanticized landscapes, docile domestic scenes, and emotional religious themes.