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Henri Jean Guillaume Martin    (French, 1860-1943)

 Henri Jean Guillaume Martin - Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (Paintings) h: 45.8 x w: 38 in / h: 116.3 x w: 96.5 cm
Henri Jean Guillaume Martin
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie circa 1920
 
  

Biographie
1860 Born August 5th in Toulouse
1879 After winning the Grand Prix, moved to Paris where a scholarship enabled him to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Jean Paul Laurens
1880 Exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris
1883 At the age of 23, was awarded his first medal at the Paris Salon
1885 Won a trip to Italy where he studied masters Giotto and Masaccio and, shedding his earlier academic approach, turned almost exclusively to landscape painting upon his return to France
1889 Submitted a Pointillist style painting to La Fete de la Federation where he was presented with a gold medal
1892 Exhibited in the first Salon de la Rose Croix
1893 Featured work in the Munich Secessionist exhibition
1896 Exhibited in La Libre Esthetique in Brussels; was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
1898 Featured work in the Vienna Secessionist exhibition
1900 Won the grand prize at the Exposition Universelle
1914 Named Commander of the Legion of Honour
1918 Became a member of the Institute
1943 Died

Expositions
Martin exhibited at all the major venues of the Symbolist painters: the first Salon de la Rose Croix in 1892; the Munich Secessionist exhibition of 1893, La Libre Esthetique in Brussels in 1896 and the Vienna Secessionist exhibition of 1898
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