On July 23, 2013 the City Glens Falls, New York Common Council approved a resolution to place a New York State historical marker in downtown Glens Falls near City Hall. The resolution stated:
“Weber Furlong (1878 – 1962) One of America’s great and influential artists of the twentieth century, Weber Furlong was among the first to champion the Modern art movement. The final years of her life were spent in Glens Falls, where she lived and taught near this site at her Ridge Street studio until her death in 1962. Placed for the Warren County Bicentennial.”
Dedication Ceremony in Glens Falls, New York
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A Modern Woman’s Story
For over 100 years an American Woman was hailed as an innovator in the art world. She is now hailed as a foremother of Modern American art. Her influence on important American Artists is now understood through her position in Manhattan at the famed Art Students League, her circle of friends all famous artists of the early Modernist movement and her popular studio and art galleries in Manhattan. Wilhelmina Weber Furlong was a forgotten woman who was hailed by many and was credited in the footnotes of American art for a century. Her fascinating story is now clarified bringing her out of the footnotes to the forefront so people today can know who Wilhelmina Weber Furlong was and how she lived her life and most of all appreciate her important work and contributions to American Art.
Former Students Gather with Weber’s Great Grand Nephew