Established Artist – 1944 – 1997
Born 1944 in London, Weissmann’s interest in art was awakened at the age of about fourteen by reproductions of pictures by modern painters such as Picasso, Klee, Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock and developed by contact with established living artists. He was exhibiting locally in Hampstead while attending Quintin Grammar School before studying at Chelsea Art School from 1963 to 1967, graduating with BA (Fine Art) Upper 2nd Hons. Since then he regularly exhibited paintings and photographs, represented in private collections in Great Britain, Japan and the USA, as well as practising as a graphic designer.
He was well known for a series of LSD paintings in the mid-sixties done whilst under the influence of this drug. 1966 he painted ‘Brain Drain’, one of the best examples of this psychedelic period. The work featured in the touring exhibition Les Sixties: France et Grande Bretagne 1960-1973 in Paris 1996 and in Brighton, 1997. His works on paper were shown for the first time at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1970 followed by a several one-man exhibitions.