Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Weir Family
The New Britain Museum of American Art is showing an exhibition of work by Connecticut's multigenerational Weir family of painters. The first prominent painter in the Weir family was Robert W. Weir. His best known painting is Embarkation of the Pilgrims, on display at the U.S. Capitol. This exhibition had a smaller version of the same painting.
Weir's portrait showed a man with longish gray hair and a beard. A man with longish gray hair and a beard walked past, so I asked him if he minded posing with it, to simulate looking in a time-warping mirror.
After I took the picture, I discovered my model was Bob Noreika, the water color plein air artist shown yesterday.