Homer Dodge Martin

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Homer Dodge Martin

Homer Dodge Martin (October 28, 1836 - February 2, 1897) was an American artist, particularly known for his landscapes.


Martin was born at Albany, New York. A pupil for a short time of William Hart, his earlier work was closely aligned with the Hudson River School. He was elected as associate of the National Academy of Design, New York, in 1868, and a full academician in 1874. During a trip to Europe in 1876 he was captivated by the Barbizon school, and thereafter his painting style gradually became darker, moodier, and more loosely-brushed. From 1882 to 1886 he lived in France, spending much of the time in Normandy. At Villerville he painted his Harp of the Winds, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Examples of his work are in many important American museums. He died at St. Paul, Minnesota.

Secondary bibliography

  • E. G. Martin, Homer Martin, a Remininiscence (New York, 1904)
  • Samuel Isham, History of American Painting (New York, 1905)
  • F. J. Mather, Homer Martin, Poet in Landscape (New York, 1912)
  • F. F. Sherman, "Landscape of Homer Dodge Martin," in Art in America, volume iii (New York, 1915)
  • D. H. Carroll, Fifty-Eight Paintings by Homer Martin (New York, 1913), reproductions


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