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The son of a general store owner, Martin Johnson Heade was born in Lumbersville, Pennsylvania and received his early training from the renowned folk artist Edward Hicks who lived in the area. By 1839 Heade was supporting himself painting portraits and profited enough to live in Rome for two years. On his return to the U.S., he exhibited regularly in Philadelphia and New York. Around 1857, he met several Hudson River School artists and began painting landscapes in that style. However, he was soon drawn to the smaller, light-filled works characteristic of Luminism from which stem his best-known landscapes. A trip to the tropics focused his attention on...
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