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“The concept of my paintings are original but they are really extended miniatures in the representational style.”

He was inspired to do these paintings when he saw an “astonishing” 60-foot painting on paper of a Samurai warlord followed by his army, villagers, beggars, dogs and cats. “I spent several hours looking at it.” Weber said.

The next step was going to a printer and asking what the largest size was that could be economically reproduced and was told that 40 inches was the limit. His original painting of Chautauqua, he said, was 44 inches long. The printer reduced it slightly.

The Chautauquan Daily, 1997