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Martin Johnson Heade | Landscape painter

Friendships with artists of the Hudson River School led to an interest in landscape art. In 1863, he planned to publish a volume of Brazilian hummingbirds and tropical flowers, but the project was eventually abandoned.
He travelled to the tropics several times thereafter, and continued to paint birds and flowers. Heade married in 1883 and moved to St. Augustine, Florida.
His chief works from this period were Floridian landscapes and flowers, particularly magnolias laid upon velvet cloth.
He died in 1904. His best known works are depictions of light and shadow upon the salt marshes of New England.