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Martin, Homer Dodge

MARTIN, HOMER DODGE (1836-1897), American artist, was born at Albany, New York, on the 28th of October 1836. A pupil for a short time of William Hart, his earlier work followed the lines of 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 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. Among his important canvases are " Westchester Hills," " Adirondack Scenery," " The Cinquebceuf Church," " Sand Dunes," and "A Newport Landscape." Martin is generally spoken of as one of the great trio of American landscapists, the other two being Inness and Wyant, and examples of his work are in most of the important American collections. He died at St. Paul, Minnesota, on the 2nd of February 1897.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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