Wheeler Martin was born in Kentucky in 1828. While a resident of San Francisco in 1865-80, Martin was a dealer in spices who painted in his leisure.
Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1865.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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