NEW YORK (Oct. 5)
Max Weber, a Russian-born Jewish painter who became one of the pioneers of modern art in the United States, died yesterday at his home in Great Neck, N.Y. at the age of 80.
His paintings on Hebraic, themes, landscapes and abstractions have been exhibited in art galleries and museums throughout the world and won him numerous art awards; His early work was criticized severely and it was not until he was 60 that he was able to support himself and his family from his painting.
Born in Bialystok in 1881, the son of a tailor, he was brought to the United States by his family when he was ten. He studied art at Pratt Institute and later taught in schools in Virginia and Minnesota before sailing for Paris at the age of 24 for several years of study under Matisse and other modernists.