William H. Weisman
After minor success as an opera singer, William H. Weisman turned to landscape painting, studying at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1878, he settled near Weisman Brook—named for the artist—in Franconia, New Hampshire, where he painted views of the White Mountains and New England scenery. He also created a number of seascapes during trips to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Weisman exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual of 1876 and the National Academy of Design in 1877.