Harold Weston

born Merion, PA 1894-died New York City 1972
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Courtesy Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Merion, Pennsylvania, United States
New York, New York, United States

Harold Weston decided to be a painter when he was eleven, but rejected art school and embarked on several years of travel because he felt it was more important “to find out what you wanted to say than how to say it.” He went with the YMCA to the Middle East and, after returning to America, lived for many years as a recluse in the Adirondacks. He had seen firsthand the effects of famine in Asia and worked in several international relief organizations during and after the Second World War. (Wolf, Harold Weston, 1978)