A River Arun Landscape with an Angler on the Bank
|Title:||A River Arun Landscape with an Angler on the Bank|
|Artist:||José Weiss (1859-1919) British|
|Detail:||Oil on canvas.15x20 in. (frame:20x25 in.) Signed|
Jose Weiss (Joseph Vincent Nicholas Francis Weiss) was landscape painter, born in Paris in 1859. He adopted British nationality in 1899 after a painting holiday in Sussex.
He lived At Houghton House in the village of Houghton, near Arundel, West Sussex.
Weiss was a prolific and great painter of English landscapes in the style of the Barbizon School,mostly depicting scenes of the Sussex countryside, and exhibited 17 works at the Royal Academy 1887-1904. Works include ‘A Sussex Farmyard’, ‘Southdown Sheep’, and ‘A bright day on the Arun.
He is also known as a great pioneer of aviation and a glider enthusiast an interest that he was as passionate about as his painting.