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Martin, Homer Dodge

Born: 1836 AD
Died: 1897 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Painters

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.