Henri Jean Guillaume Martin Biography | Oil Paintings
8-5-1860 Toulouse, FRA – 11-12-1943 Cahors, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin was persuasive enough to convince his father to allow him to become an artist, and at the age of seventeen in 1877, he entered the Toulouse School of the Fine Arts and studied under Jules Garipuy. Two years later, Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin moved to Paris to study in the studio of Jean-Paul Laurens with the help of a scholarship.
He held his first exhibition in 1886 at the Paris Salon, and the following year he won his first medal, and a scholarship for an art tour in Italy, where he studied the works of Giotto and Masaccio. His 1889 oil painting submission to the Salon earned him the gold medal for a work that has been described as Pointillist. That same year he became a member of the Legion of Honor. At the 1900 World Fair, he was awarded the Grand Prize for his work and became friends with Auguste Rodin.
Due to his introverted demeanor, Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin chose to move far from Paris. After a decade of searching for a perfect home, Martin bought a mansion overlooking La Bastide du Vert, near Cahors. He painted his best work in his new tranquil environment and died there in 1943.
Art Movement: Post-Impressionism, Pointillism, Symbolism.
Artists Influencing Henri-Jean Martin: Jules Garipuy, Jean-Paul Laurens.
Painters Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin Influenced: Henri Doucet.
He Traveled To Italy
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist.