Martin Johnson Heade
(1819 - 1904)
Martin Johnson Heade was active/lived in New York, California, Florida / Brazil. Martin Heade is known for sea-landscape painting, hummingbirds, orchids.
An artist whose body of work ranges from Victorian floral still lifes,
to tropical salt marshes to close examinations of flowers and
hummingbirds, Martin Heade is one of the better-known and more
widely-traveled American artists of the 19th Century. He lived in
various parts of the United States including New York, Boston,
Philadelphia, and St. Augustine, Florida, and he also traveled in
Europe and extensively in South America where he visited Brazil,
Nicaragua, Columbia, Pueto Rico and Jamaica..
Heade was born in
rural Pennsylvania and began his career as a portrait painter, studying
with Quaker painters Edward and Thomas Hicks. His early
landscapes were rather amateur Hudson-River-Style views, but became
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