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American Hudson River School Painter, 1819-1904 Martin Johnson Heade (August 11, 1819-September 4, 1904) was a prolific American painter known for his salt marsh landscapes, seascapes, portraits of tropical birds, and still lifes. His painting style and subject matter, while derived from the romanticism of the time, is regarded by art historians as a significant departure from that of his peers. Art historians have come to disagree with the common view that Heade is a Hudson River School painter, a view given wide currency by Heade's inclusion in a landmark exhibition of Hudson River School landscapes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1987. The leading Heade scholar and author of Heade's catalogue raisonn??, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., wrote some years after the 1987 Hudson River School exhibition that "...other scholars??myself included??have increasingly come to doubt that Heade is most usefully seen as standing within that school." According to the Heade catalogue raisonn??, only around 40 percent of his paintings were landscapes. The remaining majority were still lifes, paintings of birds, and portraits, subjects unrelated to the Hudson River School. Of Heade's landscapes, perhaps only 25 percent were painted of traditional Hudson River School subject matter. Heade had less interest in topographically accurate views than the Hudson River painters, and instead focused on mood and the effects of light. Stebbins writes, "If the paintings of the shore as well as the more conventional compositions...might lead one to think of Heade as a Hudson River School painter, the [marsh scenes] make it clear that he was not."

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Martin Johnson Heade Singing Beach, Manchester oil painting artist


Martin Johnson Heade Singing Beach, Manchester oil painting artist

Singing Beach, Manchester
Painting ID::  85788
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Date 1862(1862) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 63.5 x 127 cm (25 x 50 in) cjr

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Martin Johnson Heade On the San Sebastian River, Florida oil painting artist


Martin Johnson Heade On the San Sebastian River, Florida oil painting artist

On the San Sebastian River, Florida
Painting ID::  90382
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oil on canvas circa 1883-1890 cjr

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Martin Johnson Heade Orchid and Hummingbird near a Mountain Waterfall oil painting artist


Martin Johnson Heade Orchid and Hummingbird near a Mountain Waterfall oil painting artist

Orchid and Hummingbird near a Mountain Waterfall
Painting ID::  91022
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1902(1902) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 38.2 x 51.5 cm (15 x 20.3 in) cyf

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Martin Johnson Heade Lake George oil painting artist


Martin Johnson Heade Lake George oil painting artist

Lake George
Painting ID::  91406
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1862(1862) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 66.04 x 125.41 cm (26 x 49 3/8 in.) cjr

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Martin Johnson Heade After Sunset oil painting artist


Martin Johnson Heade After Sunset oil painting artist

After Sunset
Painting ID::  92052
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oil on canvas cyf

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