John Martin

1789-1854 England/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-John Martin was born in Northumberland, England, in 1789. He began working at heraldic coach painting in Newcastle upon Tyne and made his way to London in 1806, where he married and taught painting. The Royal Academy accepted his first painting in 1811. He was unhappy with how they hung his work in 1814, which led to numerous disagreements with the academy. He won prizes at the British Institution, which earned him widespread appeal and he helped found the Society of British Artists. His dramatic sensationalism also found favour in France. Charles X awarded him a gold medal in 1829, and at that time, he gained a reputation as Britain's highest painter in Europe. Whilst recovering from a stroke in Douglas, he died in 1854.

 

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Belshazzars' Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

Calvary

Calvary

Destruction

Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Le Pandemonium

Le Pandemonium

Macbeth

Macbeth

The Bard

The Bard

Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah

Eve of the Deluge

The Eve of the Deluge

the deluge

the deluge

The Last Judgement

The Last Judgement

Castle Landscape

Landscape with a Castle

Landscape

Landscape

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gdns 2

Kensington Gardens Two

Kensington Gdns 3

Kensington Gardens Three

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

The Day of His Wrath

The Great Day of His Wrath

The Seventh Plague

The Seventh Plague

The Plains of Heaven

The Plains of Heaven

Deluge

Deluge

Joshua Commanding

Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still

Satan Arousing

Satan Arousing the Fallen Angels

Manfred

Manfred and the Alpine Witch

Sadak in Search

Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion

Ruins of Ancient City

Ruins of an Ancient City

John Martin

John Martin by Henry Warren

Fallen Angels in Hell

Fallen Angels in Hell