Martin Johnson Heade

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Martin Johnson Heade

Paintings

Also known as Heade, Martin J.

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Lumberville (Bucks county, Pennsylvania, United States)

Biography:
Martin Johnson Heade was an American still-life painter who was active mostly in the mid and later part of the 19th century. His most famous works were his depictions of salt marshes, seascapes, lotus blossoms, and hummingbirds. Heade was born in Pennsylvania on August 11, 1819. Young Heade began painting in 1839, and had his first exhibit in 1841 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He then travelled to Europe for a few years and had regular exhibits before settling in New York in 1859. He favored tropical plants and birds and one of his better-known paintings was "Cattleya Orchid and Three Hummingbirds," which was painted in 1871. However, his passion was for landscapes and the coastal salt marshes of New England. Heade concentrated on atmosphere and light in his landscapes, and he is sometimes categorized as a Luminist painter. One work that showcases his use of light is "Sunlight and Shadow: The Newbury Marshes," which he worked on from 1871 to 1875. Heade married in 1883 and moved to St. Augustine, Florida, where he spent the rest of his life focusing on landscapes. He died in 1904. Heade was not well known in his lifetime and was largely forgotten until there was a resurgence in the popularity of 19th century art in the early 1940s. Today his works can be seen in most major museums in the United States, including Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, which houses 30 of his paintings along with some of his sketchbooks and drawings. His work can also be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.


 

Martin Johnson Heade Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Collection  MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904) Sunset over the Marsh, c. 1876-
The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. CollectionMARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904)Sunset over the Marsh, c. 1876-...
Lot 77010
Auction 5024
Thursday, June 11, 2009
$537,750.00
The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Collection  MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904) Cherokee Roses on a Purple Cloth...
The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. CollectionMARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904)Cherokee Roses on a Purple Cloth...
Lot 77011
Auction 5024
Thursday, June 11, 2009
$507,875.00
The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Collection  MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904) Hummingbirds and Their Nest, 18
The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. CollectionMARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904)Hummingbirds and Their Nest, 18...
Lot 77009
Auction 5024
Thursday, June 11, 2009
$310,700.00
MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904) Cherokee Roses in a Glass Vase, circa 1883-1888 Oil on canvas 19 x 12 inc...
MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904)Cherokee Roses in a Glass Vase, circa 1883-1888Oil on canvas 19 x 12 inc... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 64213
Auction 5096
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
$170,500.00
MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904) Jacqueminot Roses, circa 1883-1890 Oil on canvas 20 x 12 inches (50.8 x 30
MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904)Jacqueminot Roses, circa 1883-1890Oil on canvas20 x 12 inches (50.8 x 30...
Lot 66014
Auction 5030
Thursday, November 12, 2009
$155,350.00

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