The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Weir, John Ferguson

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Weir, John Ferguson
Edition of 1920. See also John Ferguson Weir on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

WEIR, John Ferguson, American painter, sculptor and author, son of R. W. Weir (q.v.): b. West Point, N. Y., 28 Aug. 1841. He was a pupil of his father and became a member of the National Academy in 1866. Since 1869 he has been professor of painting in the Yale School of Fine Arts. As a sculptor he is known by his statues of President Woolsey and Professor Silliman of Yale, and in addition to many portraits he has painted ‘The Gun Foundry’; ‘The Forging of the Shaft’; ‘The Column of Saint Mark's, Venice,’ etc. He has written ‘John Trumbull and His Works’ (1902); ‘Human Destiny in the Light of Revelation’ (1903).