Happy Birthday Max Weber!! The American artist, born in Russia,1881, studied with Arthur Wesley Dow at the Pratt Institute. He traveled to France and met with artists such as Picasso, Matisse and others. He experimented with Cubism, creating complex compositions with multiple views, patterns and various perspectives. Financially deplete, Weber was forced to return to the US and he became acquainted with Alfred Stieglitz, who supported the budding artist and in return, Weber passed on his experience with European Modernism. Following World War I his work became more expressive and he concentrated on figure painting.