Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904)was a popular artist who was known for his still life and landscape paintings including orchids and humming birds. He was an American artist who was influenced by Romanticism.
Martin Johnson Biography
He was born as in Pennsylvania. Martin started painting portraits in his early years. Later he traveled to several places and exhibited at different places. His company with Hudson river school artists influenced him more and he entered into the area of landscape painting. He was interested in painting humming birds and orchid flowers which was common in the tropical regions. He moved to Florida after getting married in 1883.
Famous paintings include:
- Passion Flowers with Hummingbirds
- Magnolia Grandiflora
- Sunset Over the Marshes
- Orchid and Hummingbird
- Rocks in New England