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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The Departure Of A Caravan From The Gate Of Shelah... - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
The Departure Of A Caravan From The Gate Of Shelah...
An Old Moorish Gateway - Cordova, Spain - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
An Old Moorish Gateway - Cordova, Spain
Street Scene in India 2 - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Street Scene in India 2
Jumma Musjed - Lahore, India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Jumma Musjed - Lahore, India
Steps of the Mosque Vazirkham, Lahore - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Steps of the Mosque Vazirkham, Lahore
City of Morocco, outside the Walls (2) - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
City of Morocco, outside the Walls (2)
Untitled - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Untitled
Persians lunching on the Grass, Mt. Ararat in the Distance - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Persians lunching on the Grass, Mt. Ararat in the Distance
Birdhouse and Market-Ahmedabad, India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Birdhouse and Market-Ahmedabad, India
Bringing in the prisoner - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Bringing in the prisoner
By the River at Ahmedabad, India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
By the River at Ahmedabad, India
Tangier - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Tangier

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