Carl Weber

BIOGRAPHY

Carl Weber (American 1850-1921)

Carl C. Weber was born on Oct. 18, 1850, in Philadelphia, the son of Daniel Gottlieb Paul Weber (Paul Weber in common usage), a well-known German artist who had emigrated with his wife Emma and family to the U.S. in late 1848 or early 1849. 

Early in the 1860s, probably in 1861, Paul Weber returned to Germany to continue his career as an artist in an important official post. In addition to studying with his father in Frankfort, Carl Weber also studied in Munich, Vienna and Paris before returning to Philadelphia sometime in the 1870s, probably around 1874. 

Following his return, he lived and worked in Philadelphia until his death on January 25, 1921. During his career he exhibited at many expositions, winning a gold medal in London in 1873, a number of honorable mentions at other expositions, and in 1902 a gold medal from the American Art Society for watercolors.

Carl Weber is most noted for his oil paintings of landscapes in the by then traditional romantic style, and for his pastoral scenes in watercolor, lighter in tone, although he occasionally ventured outside of these styles in both mediums.