Today's Hours
Museum: Closed
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: Closed
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Red Roses & Rosebuds in a Glass
Red Roses and Rosebuds in a Glass
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 floral still lifes like Red Roses and
, and he devoted the rest of his career to that subject matter. Heade
was the only 19th century American artist to create an
extensive body of work in both landscape and still life.