. Y., June 18, 1803; studied art in Italy three years, and, returning home in 1827, opened a studio in New York City.
From 1830 to 1834 he was Professor of Perspective in the National Academy of Design; in the latter year was appointed instructor in drawing in the United States Military Academy; and held that post and performed its duties with success for a little more than forty years. Professor Weir's paintings are not numerous, but are highly valued for the truthfulness and the delicacy of sentiment which they all exhibit.
Among the most noted of his pictures are the Embarkation of the Pilgrims, painted for the rotunda of the Capitol at Washington; The Atiquary introducing Lovel to his Womankind; Red Jacket; Columbus before the council at Salamanca; The Landing of Hendric Hudson; The Greek girl, Rebecca; Poestum by Moonlight; The presentation in the Temple; The dying Greek; The taking of the veil; and The journey of the Disciples to Emmaus.
He died in New York City, May 1, 1889.