William Percival Weston. Born (1879) and trained in London, England, William P. Weston settled in British Columbia, Canada in 1909 and took the position of art teacher at King Edward High School. He continued to teach until his retirement in 1946 and thus did not rely on painting as his primary source of income. Weston was a member of several groups and associations including the Royal Canadian Academy, the Canadian Group of Painters (formerly the Group of Seven), and the British Columbia Society of Fine Artists. Considered rather innovative at the time, Weston's interpretation of the BC landscape was imaginative and had a strong sense of style and vitality.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.