1836 – Born on October 28th in Albany, New York. A landscape painter who was one of the first to introduce Impressionism into American painting.
– Martin studied briefly with James Hart, and his early work is akin to that of the Hudson River school.
– Martin’s poetic, dreamy landscapes, painted from memory, are most closely associated with the Barbizon School.
1862 – He moved to New York City, where he was able to study the landscapes of John Frederick Kensett.
– Martin spent his summers in the Catskills, Adirondacks or White Mountains and composed expansive lake and mountain views such as this in his New York City studio each winter.
1876-1881 – He traveled in England and France.
1892 – He is known for his impressionistic landscapes, such as ‘Honfleur Light’.
1895 – Among his best-known works are Harp of the Winds, Sand Dunes at Lake Ontario, White Mountains, and Sea at Villerville.
1897 – Died on February 12th in St. Paul, Minnesota.