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.
Provenance: with the Gainsborough Gallery, London EC2
This lovely South Downs view is a very good small-scale work on panel by Weiss, with strong Barbizon School influence.