Weber Furlong 

Wilhelmina Weber Furlong 1878-1962

   

 

        

Her Amazing Story 135 Years Later

In 1962, Wilhelmina's body of works were shipped to Texas from New York and remained hidden for fifty years while art history Professor Emeritus James K. Kettlewell, of Harvard, Skidmore College, and former Curator of The Hyde Collection, searched for her work - even assigning students the task. In the foreword to The Treasured Collection of Golden Heart Farm, professor Kettlewell examines her work and style just as he has since 1962. Over the years since the paintings were lost to the New York arts communities, Professor Kettlewell held exhibitions from 1966 to 1994, locating about 40 of Weber's paintings that remained throughout New York State. It was not until the summer of 2012 from Stockholm, Sweden when Clint Weber, the great-grand-nephew of Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, was completing research for the biography of his great relative that he located the esteemed professor. When the two met in Saratoga Springs, New York it was an emotional experience, and they have now both dedicated their lives to telling the story of this amazing American woman modernist. The two have been on a quest to locate the remaining students and friends of Wilhelmina Weber Furlong from between 1948 and 1962 and they have now interviewed sixteen people in high definition video one, of whom passed away shortly after the interview. They are currently hard at work cataloging and preserving all that remains of Weber Furlong’s belongings from Golden Heart Farm in Bolton Landing, New York, a place professor Kettlewell visited while Wilhelmina Weber Furlong was still alive. He always knew her story would one day come to the forefront!

In today’s light Wilhelmina Weber Furlong is now recognized as the first American woman modernist. "A blend of creative color, style, and bold imagery" are words still used to describe Weber Furlong's significant body of work. Wilhelmina's powerful technique captures the true essence of a subject, bringing to life qualities often ignored by many other early American modernists within the movement. Her work has appeared in numerous museum galleries and private collections worldwide since 1895. Wilhelmina was known for a warm personality that managed to bring out the depth of her subjects. View Wilhelmina's significant body of historical work, and you will understand why she is now in such high demand.

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Weber Furlong Historic Marker Dedication News Broadcast
YNN News Albany, New York serving the capital region of New York.



NEWS MEDIA & PRESS COVERAGE

North Country Public Radio
Weber Project NPR Interview played throughout the North East.
 

Marfa Public Radio
NPR Interviews in Marfa, Texas about Weber Furlong and her art.

Clint Weber Interview.    
James Kettlewell & Clint Weber Interview.  


Also available The Treasured Collection of Golden Heart Farm
A biography of Wilhelmina Weber Furlong by Clint Weber.

AMAZON Books: The Treasured Collection of Golden Heart Farm
                              Weber Furlong Retrospective Catalog

Experience the life of America's first woman early American modern artist. 
Follow the link to purchase the Biography & Gift Items from E-BAY today!
Also available at:

Signed copies are available at the International Woman's Foundation Marfa, Texas at Building 98.


   

Weber Furlong Documentary Trailer Filmed in Glens Falls, New York Spring of 2012



 

CURRENT PRESS RELEASES

 
Monday, March 24, 2014 Taos, New Mexico
Taos Milagro Rotary Club

Clint Weber of the Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art will be addressing the Taos Milagro Rotary Club on April 30, 2014 at 7:20 AM at the Quality Inn on 1043 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur.

Mr. Weber is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Weber Furlong Collection of Modern art and the founding director of the Weber Furlong Foundation, a not for profit museum foundation chartered earlier this year to support the visual arts and education assistance to students and teachers of the arts. Mr. Weber serves on the board of the International Woman’s Foundation based in Marfa, Texas. He serves the foundation as the Chief Curator of the Building 98 museum and art gallries located at the Historic Fort D. A. Russell National Historic Site.

Weber Furlong painted in Paris, Mexico, and New York City. For seven years throughout the Mexican Revolution, Weber Furlong was an interpreter to President Porfirio Díaz and painted important works of art while living in Mexico. The retrospective and lecture series also highlights this important contribution to the culture and history of the Hispanic people during the Mexican Revolution before modern influences transformed their art and Spanish culture. 

Weber Furlong was in New York and Paris at the same time as Mabel Dodge Luhan and on Lake George at the same time as Georgia O’Keefe living just a couple of miles from the Oaklawn estate of the Alfred Stieglitz family where the couple stayed. Mabel Dodge Luhan was also in Presidio, Texas and Northern Chihuahua Mexico while covering the Mexican Revolution with John Reed. This important journey brought Mabel Dodge Luhan to Marfa, Texas at the conclusion of the Mexican Revolution. The American troops protecting the border were stationed in Marfa, Texas at Fort D. A. Russell.

The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art contains major works of art by Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, John D. Graham, and David Smith among others. This important collection of Modern Art by a woman artist has drawn national attention over the past few years and the collected works contain significant works of art from the Post Impressionist and the American Modern Art movement during Weber Furlong's formative years in Manhattan. 

Mr. Weber was recognized this past summer at MOMA in Manhattan when his research publications were added to the Alfred H. Barr Archives, the Adirondack Museum Library, the Saint Louis Art Museum Library, and the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center. This research accomplishment led to the creation of the Weber Furlong not for profit Foundation. He also conducted research at the Whitney Museum archives where he found important documents linking Weber Furlong to the Whitney Studio Club during the beginning years of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Weber Furlong Foundation is dedicated to the important history of American women in the arts and to the American Modernist movement from its origins.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber
Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art
http://weberfurlong.com

 

Monday, October 7, 2013

St Louis has an important role in early American Modern art history.

During the European Post Impressionist movement and the early American modernist movement beginning in 1892 Wilhelmina Weber Furlong an artist of significant influence made her presence felt at the Artist Guild of St. Louis and at Washington University through her teacher artist Edmund H. Wuerpel.

Wilhelmina Weber was born in St Louis in 1878 and through the Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art documentary film research project we are bringing her story home to St. Louis after a 100 year absence.

Shortly after her return from Paris and Mexico, Wilhelmina Weber exhibited at the Artist Guild of St Louis in 1913 along side Emil Carlson and William Merritt Chase, both long time exhibitors in St Louis and both were her esteemed art teachers. This museum exhibit was described in the New York Press a Manhattan news paper shortly after the event, thus linking Wilhelmina Weber to the new American Modernist movement at its very humble beginnings in Manhattan and now St. Louis a fact long lost to the citizens of St. Louis.

In America the movement’s beginnings are described as the early American Modernist movement. In St Louis Through the work of William K. Bixby in 1908 the St Louis Artist Guild built a new Museum and exhibition hall that allowed women to exhibit their work alongside male artists thus fulfilling the Guilds charter of showing woman artists works. This was a major step forward for woman in the arts and a first for the City of St. Louis that had begun in 1886 only 22 years earlier.

The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art is one of the most significant discoveries of early American Modernism in America and it was created by a woman artist from St. Louis.

Wilhelmina Weber was among the revolutionary pioneering women in the arts in St. Louis who were attempting to change the world by allowing women a place in modern society.

Today we are championing a historic marker for St. Louis and possibly a not for profit museum dedicated to the Modernist movement and the women who helped make it all happen.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber
Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art

http://weberfurlong.com

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thank you for your support of the Weber Furlong historical research project. Clint Weber and Professor James K. Kettlewell will be dedicating the New York State historical marker for Weber Furlong at the City Hall parking lot in Glens Falls, we hope you can help us get the word out about this important event!

The public dedication will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2013 (2:00 PM) next to Glens Falls City Hall and a public reception will follow at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. James Kettlewell will be giving a lecture at the Hyde House on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at (2:00 PM) about Weber Furlong. Much of the public enthusiasm is a result of interest in the Weber Furlong project and historic research throughout the region the North Country region of New York State.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber
Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art
http://weberfurlong.com

 
Monday, August 5, 2013

The Weber Furlong Collection will be keynote presenting Weber Furlong at the

 

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza for (FAUSA) the alumnae arm of the Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations consisting of around 80 member clubs in 38 countries worldwide, with a total membership in excess of 15,000. This annual convention will be September 24-27 in Cincinnati this year. Also on October 26-27 The Weber Furlong Collection will be presenting at the Texas Book festival on the State Capital grounds in Austin, Texas.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber
Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art

http://weberfurlong.com

 

JULY 23, 2013 Glens Falls, New York

 

Thank you all for your help and support of the Weber Furlong local history project in Warren County, New York. The City Common Council of Glens Falls, New York approved a resolution to place a New York State historical marker in Glens Falls, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  The Marker will be near City Hall on Ridge Street. Very special thanks to Mayor Jack Diamond, Wayne Wright City Historian of Glens Falls, New York and Professor James K. Kettlewell retired curator of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.

Sincerely,

Clint Weber

Executive Director and Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art
http://weberfurlong.com

 

 

           
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PAST PRESS RELEASES:


OCTOBER 31 - November 9, New York
Re-Scheduled due to Hurricane Sandy
June 20, 2013 - July 5, 2013

Between November 1, 2012 and November 9, 2012, we will resume the 2012
Weber Furlong documentary film project with our final round of
interviews in Glens Falls and Bolton landing. This is a follow up from
the very successful Crandall Public Library event on August 7, 2012 in
which we discovered yet another student of Weber Furlongs from 1953.
From there we will begin the New York City segment at 3 locations, the
Arts Students League, NYU Washington Square, and the 1913 Manhattan
Gallery, which remains! We look forward to the conclusion of our 2012
projects and we expect to have an active 2013 back in your region. We would like to follow up with interested individuals about the placement of historical markers in Glens Falls
and in Bolton Landing. Contact us if you are interested in assisting in
your region.

Sincerely,
Clint Weber
Executive Director & Chief Curator
The Weber Furlong Collection of Modern Art

 

 Also available The Treasured Collection of Golden Heart Farm A biography of Wilhelmina Weber Furlong by Clint Weber. Follow the link to purchase the Biography & Gift Items from today! Also available at: : Book signing  Thursday - Saturday at the The International Woman's Foundation Marfa, Texas at Building 98. The Weber Furlong project live news interview on TV 8 in Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs, Warrensburg, and Lake George, New York. Weber Project NPR Interview played throughout the North East. NPR Interviews in Marfa, Texas about Weber Furlong and her art. Clint Weber Interview.    James Kettlewell & Clint Weber Interview.   Premiering at Building 98, SEPTEMBER 27 - NOVEMBER 15, 2012 MARFA, TEXAS Weber Furlong Exhibition Paintings and Retrospective Exhibition Photographic Display Museum Exhibit about the Artists

NOVEMBER 4, 11 AM to 5 PM Glens Falls New, York

Glens Falls, New York artist Weber Furlong was America's first woman modern artist. Experience her life in the "Treasured Collection of Golden Heart Farm" a biography on the life the godmother of American modern art. In Person at the Chronicle book fair this year is Clint Weber the grand nephew of Weber Furlong! and the author of her biography. Find out about the documentary film project on the life of Weber Furlong! Glens Falls, New York Sunday, November 4, From 11:00 - 4:00 at the Queens berry Hotel.

August 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Weber Furlong Documentary Film Project Crandall Library in Glens Falls, New York

Professor James Kettlewell will give a short presentation on Weber Furlong at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls at the conclusion of our visit to Bolton landing and Glens Falls. As former Curator of the Hyde Collection, and a former professor at Skidmore College, and friend of Weber Furlongs, he has a wide following in the area. Therefore, we are proud to announce to all concerned, that we will have an open community discussion and call on the local communities to participate in this event.

We invite people to the Crandall library on the evening of August 7, 2012 at 7:00 PM as part of the in search of Weber Documentary film project. This will be a question and answer open table discussion with interested individuals and a call for information on Weber Furlong once again throughout the Glens Falls region.

The Chronicle and the Lake George Mirror have run very helpful pre-visit articles that have led us to local students of Weber's in the Glens Falls region and in Bolton Landing. We will be filming this event for the documentary. Before concluding, Professor Kettlewell and I will sign the biography for anyone interested in the book about Weber Furlong, "The Treasured Collection of Golden Heart Farm. "This is also a pre release event to the Retrospective being held at the International Woman's Foundation in Marfa, Texas.

We also had an interview on National Public Radio on Thursday, July 19, at 10 AM in Marfa, Texas on 93.5 FM. This is the link to the recorded interview at Marfa Public Radio Kay Burnet Studios.  Many thanks to Marfa Public Radio!

http://marfapublicradio.org/blog/talk-at-ten/clint-webber


For Immediate Release Thursday, July 11,2012

Good news and greetings to everybody on the team of the in Search of Weber Documentary film project in Bolton Landing and Glens Falls. We will be returning to conduct more filming and resume local interviews. We also have first edition releases of the Treasured Collection of Golden Heart Farm available. Bolton Landing will be the first place we show the book. We are set for July 30, 2012 through August 6, 2012. Mona Blocker Garcia and I will be together for this historic event with Professor James Kettlewell. We have an interview on National Public Radio and we have contacted the station at St. Lawrence University WXLG-FM 97.3 Glens Falls to broadcast this the week of August 5,th 2012, our local broadcast will be on July 19, at 10 AM in Texas only on 93.5 FM. Sincerely, Clint Weber

For Immediate Release Marfa Texas Thursday, March 29,2012

Weber Furlong Documentary Visit to Bolton Landing

The Weber Furlong Collection will begin filming on a High Definition documentary on the life of Americas first woman modern artist, Wilhelmina Weber Furlong in Bolton Landing New York.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 through Tuesday, May 8, 2012.


Weber Furlong Historic Marker Location in Glens Falls, New York




Arriving in 2014
The
Weber Furlong Commemorative Magazine


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  • Historic Photographs

 


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