Martin Johnson Heade
American, 1819-1904
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Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Wild: Michael Nichols,
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
2014
100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration,
Montclair Art Museum

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 …

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