Paul (Gottlieb Daniel) Weber was born in Darmstadt, Germany to a court musician in the residence of the Duke of Hesse. His artistic training began under the landscapist August Lucas, later taking him to further his education at the Staedelsche Institut in Frankfurt, the Academy in Munich, and finally in Antwerp. Following the collapse of the German republic in 1849, Weber emigrated to Philadelphia, where he garnered success through his landscape paintings and working as an instructor. His works were exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, the Boston Athenaeum, and the National Academy of Design. Though in 1876 Weber returned to live in Germany, his works and influence were still felt in America, where his work remained, even exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Today, his works reside in collections in across Germany and the United States.