2020-S Silver Weir Farm National Historic Site Quarter Proof .999 Fine Silver
Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut includes a 60-acre cultural landscape consisting of 15 historic structures, including houses, barns, studios, and outbuildings. The landscape features bedrock outcrops, historic gardens, stone terraces, specimen trees, orchards, fields, miles of stone laid walls, a pond, and hundreds of historic painting sites–all expertly preserved. The artistic tradition at Weir Farm is kept alive through a variety of Art in the Park programs, including an artist-in-residence program, free art supplies, night painting, and art lessons.
This reverse (tails) design portrays an artist, wearing a painter’s smock, painting outside Julian Alden Weir’s studio at Weir Farm. It is inspired by various images of the studio and Weir’s paintings created on the property, as well as descriptions of Weir and his fellow artist’s creative inspiration from the rural environment.