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Charles Dater Weldon (1844-1935)


Charles Dater Weldon (1844-1935)
American illustrator & artist
C. D. Weldon ; C.D. Weldon ; Charles Weldon
[Born  in  – died August 9, 1835 in East Orange, NJ]


FAD record control number: 32916

Record level: Person

Record type: Artist


Charles Dater Weldon (1844-1935) biography:

Birth: Mansfield, OH in 1844
Death: at home on August 9, 1835 in East Orange, NJ, after three weeks of illness, buried in Mansfield, OH
Sex: Male
Ethnicity: White

Known for: Japanese & oriental-themed paintings ; pen and ink drawings ; portraits
Medium: oil ; pen and ink
Technique: drawing ; painting
Subjects: Orientalism ; Japanese-theme ; people

Areas: Mansfield, OH ; Cleveland, OH ; New York, NY ; Japan ; India ;
Region: Midwest ; North East ; Asia ; India
Lived: Mansfield, OH ; Cleveland, OH ; New York, NY ; Japan ; India ;
Father: James Weldon (1805-1872), Mansfield, OH
Mother: Isabella (McElroy) Weldon (1816-1880), Mansfield, OH
Relatives: William Harrison Weldon (1839-1868), brother ; Hannah Maria Weldon (1848-1888), sister ;
Spouse: Elizabeth “Elsie” M. (Gauthier) Weldon (1872-1937), married 1897 ;

Training: Mansfield, OH public schools ; Cleveland, OH college ;
Work: illustrated all of Lafcadio Hearn’s books ; Daily Graphic (1878) ; Harper’s magazine ; An American sovereign illustrated for Harper’s weekly magazine ; illustrated The wee ones of Japan (1894)


Member: American Water Color Society, New York, NY ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member, ca.1877-1935 ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY, Academician, 1889 ;
Exhibited with: Century Club, New York, NY (1896) ; American Water Color Society, New York, NY ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY ;

Milestones: Known as Japanese art authority ; Portrait of “George F. Carpenter” hangs at Citizens National Bank of Mansfield, OH ; Painted several top citizens of Mansfield, OH ; Spent a total of 21 years in the Orient ; Worked in William Merritt Chase’s old studio in New York, NY ; Traveled just before 1899, perhaps 1898 to India “the Orient” with author Julian Ralph for another article “Alone in China” for Harper’s weekly ; Lived 6 years in Japan before 1896 ; Owned large private collection of old Japanese prints.



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Record birth date:
June 24, 2018


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