Gustave Adolph Wiegand (1870 Ė 1957) was born in Bremen, Germany on October 2, 1870. He studied at the Royal Academy in Berlin and then at the Royal Academy of Dresden. Coming to the United States in the 1890ís Wiegand became of pupil of William Merritt Chase in New York. At that time Wiegand shared a studio in Brooklyn with four other artists: William S. Barrett, Paul Dougherty, George McCord and Harry Roseland. These artists, along with Frederick and Joseph Boston, Charles Burlingame, Benjamin Eggleston and Edwin Rorke, organized a group called The Brooklyn Ten sometime during the 1901/02 season. Changing their name to The Society of Brooklyn Painters in 1903, the group held its first annual exhibition at the Hooper Gallery, 593 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.
Wiegand would regularly spend his summers painting in the Adirondack Mountains. The cottage that he lived in and used as his studio from approximately 1900 to 1920 is now a part of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. In addition to Brooklyn, Wiegand also lived in Summit, New Jersey before settling in Old Chatham, New York. He died there after a short illness on November 3, 1957. Wiegand was survived by his wife, a daughter, two granddaughters and a great-grandchild.
Wiegandís paintings hang in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the National Arts Club in New York City, the Jersey City Museum and the Newark Museum. During his career he won numerous prizes and medals while exhibiting at the National Academy of Design (prize, 1905), The St. Louis Exposition of 1904 (bronze medal), and the Allied Artists of America in 1937 (prize). He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (1898-1908), the Corcoran Gallery (1907-1908), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (1900-1910, 1916), the Society of Independent Artists (1917). In addition Wiegand was a member of the National Arts Club, the Allied Artists of America, the New York Society of Painters and the Salmagundi Club.
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