Biografie von Thomas Mower MARTIN (1838-1934)

Birth place: London, England

Death place: Toronto, Ontario

Addresses: Toronto, Ontario (immigrated 1862)

Profession: Painter

Studied: Humphreys, South Kensington Schools; largely self-taught as an artist.

Exhibited: Art Assoc. Montreal, 1870-on; PAFA Ann., 1877, 1885; Boston AC, 1881; Brooklyn AA, 1884-86; NAD, 1885; Laurentian Univ., Sudbury, 1971; Jerrold Morris Gal.

Member: Ontario Soc. Artists, 1872 (founder); Royal Canadian Acad., 1880 (founder)

Work: Nat. Gal. Canada, Ottawa; Nat. Archives, Ottawa; Montreal Mus. FA; Royal Ontario Mus., Toronto; Art Gal. Ontario, Toronto; Dept. Public Works Ontario, Toronto; Glenbow Fnd., Calgary; Vancouver Art Gal.; Vancouver City Mus.; Windsor Castle, England; Jules Loeb Coll., Toronto.

Comments: A Canadian, he painted mostly landscapes, animals in action, still lifes, and some portraits. He made many trips to the U.S. to exhibit his works as well as perform commissions; for example, he made still lifes of game for collector Charles Leland. Positions: dir., Ontario Government Art School, 1877-79. Illus., Canada, with text by W. Campbell, 1907.

Sources: Campbell, New Hampshire Scenery, 115; Colin S. MacDonald, A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, 1133-35; P&H Samuels, 305-306; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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