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Martin Johnson Heade seems to have first become interested in the tropics because of his friend Frederic Church's monumental work, Heart of the Andes. He made his first trip south to Brazil in 1863 where, over the course of a year, he created a series of 40 small Luminist works featuring hummingbirds and orchids. Heade followed up with trips to Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, and Jamaica, each time adding more lush foliage and tropical birds into his repertoire. His move to St. Augustine, Florida in 1883 cemented his focus on the surrounding tropical marshland and the flora and fauna that filled...
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