Martin Johnson Heade

American, 1819–1904

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Martin Johnson Heade

American, 1819–1904

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Martin Johnson Heade painted both still lifes and landscapes, paying exquisite attention to detail and bringing a scientific naturalism to all of his works. Though he was friendly and associated with the Hudson River School painters, Heade eschewed grandeur, focusing instead on atmospheric effects, light, and the humble, intimate details of a scene. A peripatetic artist, he moved around the U.S. and traveled to Brazil, Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, and Jamaica, where he created jewel-like paintings of tropical flowers and birds.

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Biography

Martin Johnson Heade painted both still lifes and landscapes, paying exquisite attention to detail and bringing a scientific naturalism to all of his works. Though he was friendly and associated with the Hudson River School painters, Heade eschewed grandeur, focusing instead on atmospheric effects, light, and the humble, intimate details of a scene. A peripatetic artist, he moved around the U.S. and traveled to Brazil, Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, and Jamaica, where he created jewel-like paintings of tropical flowers and birds.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Articles Featuring Martin Johnson Heade
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