Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903), American artist, painter and explorer, was born at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1849. He was a pupil of Léon Bonnat and of Jean-Léon Gérôme, at Paris. He made many voyages to the East, and was distinguished as a painter of oriental scenes.

Along with Frederic Arthur Bridgman, Edwin Lord Weeks is one of the most celebrated of the American Orientalists, this certainly being so during his lifetime, and although quite a lot is recorded concerning his professional career and travels, much of this from his own extensive travel writings, relatively little is known about his private life.

In 1895 he wrote and illustrated a book of travels, From the Black Sea through Persia and India, and two years later he published Episodes of Mountaineering. He died in November 1903. He was a member of the Légion d'honneur, France, an officer of the Order of St. Michael, Germany, and a member of the Secession, Munich.
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Moorish Girl Lying On A Couch  Rabat  Morocco - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Moorish Girl Lying On A Couch Rabat Morocco
Woman's Bathing Place i Oodeypore, India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Woman's Bathing Place i Oodeypore, India
Sketch   Two Nautch Girls - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Sketch Two Nautch Girls
Interior Of The Mosque At Cordova - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Interior Of The Mosque At Cordova
The Snake Charmers  Bombay - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
The Snake Charmers Bombay
Along the Ghats, Mathura (or Picture Of The Nile) - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Along the Ghats, Mathura (or Picture Of The Nile)
A Persian Cafe - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
A Persian Cafe
Street Scene In India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Street Scene In India
The Moorish Bazaar - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
The Moorish Bazaar
Portico of a Mosque, Ahmedabad - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Portico of a Mosque, Ahmedabad
A Street Market Scene, India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
A Street Market Scene, India
The Golden Temple  Amritsar - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
The Golden Temple Amritsar

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