Monday, August 31, 2009

Weber Oil Paints - Pete Weaver's Art Oils


When sorting through Peg and Pete's estate, one of the things that struck me, is the incredible variety of interests they both had. Pete, my dad, had paintings going, both at home and at this office (according to Adie Langevin, who was his office manager up at the Faribault Clinic on the East side). These are some of the oil pigments he used. When searching on line, I found the site:www.weberart.com " For a century and a half, the name Weber has been synonymous with quality art materials. Established in 1853 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Martin/F. Weber Co. is the oldest and one of the largest manufacturers of art materials in the United States. Originating in 1853 as Scholz & Company, a sales agency, the company evolved through a series of growth partnerships to become F. Weber and Company in 1887, under the leadership of its owner, Frederick Weber. ........ In the 1930’s Mr. Weber introduced new pigments to the industry with excellent lightfastness and reduced toxicity to the artist and synthetic varnishes to replace the less stable natural materials used in the past. Turpenoid, an exceptional odorless turpentine replacement which is still the finest available, was introduced in the 1950’s. This remarkably early commitment to the development of safer art materials continues to the present." My sense it, that dad, wanted the best pigments that were less toxic. I wonder if anyone at Weber can tell me when this product might have been purchased? I will send them an email to find out! Glad for the creative artists that continue in my extended family! Mitakuye Oyasin

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