Homer Dodge Martin Biography | Oil Paintings
10-28-1836 Albany, USA - 2-12-1897 St. Paul, USABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Homer Dodge Martin was a student for a brief span of William Hart, and his earlier works were more in the style of the Hudson River School, he was friends with other hometown painters George Boughton, and Edward Gay.
During the 1860s he spent his summers sketching landscapes in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and the White Mountains, that he would turn into landscape oil paintings once back in his studio at New York City's famous Tenth Street Studio Building.
Homer Dodge Martin was elected as an associate of the National Academy of Design in 1868, and a full Academician in 1874. Two years later he took a trip to Europe and was impressed by the painting style of the Barbizon School and the Impressionists artists, soon after his painting style gradually became darker, moodier, and looser.
He returned to France and lived there from 1882 to 1886, spending much of the time in Normandy, including stays at the Etaples art colony. His work there included The Harbour At Etaples and the more atmospheric Cottage in the Forest. At Villerville on the Seine, Homer Dodge Martin painted his celebrated oil painting Harp of the Winds.
In 1893 Homer Dodge Martin moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and painted one of his best-known works, Adirondack Scenery from memory, he was nearly blind at this time. Never successful in his lifetime, within two years of his death, Adirondack Scenery sold for $5500 (equivalent to $150,000 today) and Harp of the Winds was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Art Movement: Barbizon School, Hudson River School.
Artists Influencing Homer Dodge Martin: William Hart.
He Traveled To France, England.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.