(1866 - 1969)
Martha E. Simkins was active/lived in New York, Texas, California, Florida, South Carolina. Martha Simkins is known for interior, still life, portrait.
Biography Martha Simkins
Although born in South Carolina, Martha Simkins is most strongly affiliated with Texas, and is best known for her paintings of interiors with figures, still life, and portraits.
She was the daughter of Eliza (Trescott) and Judge Eldred J. Simkins. Following the Civil War, carpetbaggers displaced the family from their land, when Martha was still a child. They moved for a short time to Monticello, Florida, before finally settling in Corsicana, Texas, around 1871.
Around 1893, Simkins attended the Art Students League in New York City, where she studied with the American Impressionist painters Kenyon Cox, Emil Carlsen, and William Merritt Chase. In 1901 she became an art teacher at North Texas Normal School in Denton,
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