Alexander G. Weygers





Alexander G. Weygers


Born
in Java, Indonesia
October 12, 1901

Died
July 23, 1989

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Alexander G. Weygers was a polymath American artist who is best known as a sculptor, painter, print maker, philosopher, and author. He was born in Java, Indonesia, to Dutch parents. Gaining his formal education in the Netherlands, Weygers was a practicing engineer when he immigrated to the United States of America at the age of 30 to take residence in Seattle.

Weygers returned to Java in 1923, and his fiancee, Jacoba Hutter, joined him there from Holland in 1924. They were married in Java, but since she could not adjust to the tropical climate, they emigrated to the United States, where she later died in child birth. He was devastated by the death of his wife, and decided to abandon engineering for art. He studied at the Chicago Art Institut
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