Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

John Martin

 (1797 - 1857)
John Blennerhassett Martin was active/lived in Virginia, New York.  John Martin is known for portrait, figure, miniature, engraving and lithography.

Biography   John Martin

A miniature portrait painter, engraver and lithographer, John Martin studied engraving in New York City in 1815, having emigrated to the United States at age 18.  He first lived in New York City, where he worked as an engraver and lithographer.  In 1816, he moved to Richmond, Virginia but later devoted himself chiefly to portrait painting, traveling to other cities in search of commissions.

His best-known work is a portrait of James Armistead Lafayette (Valentine Museum), a slave who, in 1784, was emancipated by the Virginia. General Assembly for his service to Gen. Lafayette in the Revolutionary War.  He also did a portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall.

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was   ...  Displaying 750 of 895 characters.

    >   Continue reading about John Martin

Museums (1 - partial list):  John Martin    

Discover art and art prices ...
•  Auction records and images
•  Record prices, graphs, stats
•  Artist signature examples
•  More about subscribing

Example(s) of this artist's work:
Portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research John Martin

Consider a subscription!  More info