Mark Twain Library
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Weir Farm National Historic Site, in Wilton/Ridgefield, is Connecticut's first national park and the only one in America dedicated to painting. No other book chronicles the property's rescue from residential development to its establishment as a park. The story is illustrated by the only artistic photographic collection documenting Weir Farm.
The farm was the home of Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), a leading innovator of American Impressionism. The landscape inspired countless masterpieces created by Weir, his famous friends, two generations of artist-owners, and contemporary artists who continue to create at the park. In 2020, this iconic site will be featured on the US quarter.
The 11 photographs on exhibit were created by Xiomaro, the park's Visiting Artist and an alumnus of its Artist-in-Residence program.