John Martin (painter)
Portrait of John Martin by Henry Warren, 1839
|Died||17 February 1854 (aged 64)|
|Known for||Painting, engraving, illustration|
John Martin (1789-1854) was an English romantic painter.
Biography[change | change source]
John Martin was born in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, on 19 July 1789. He was best known as an author of historical paintings. They were mostly inspirated by the Bible and poetical works. Martin's works were usually landscapes with little drawings of people. He was a friend of the poet Edwin Atherstone. They both liked to paint scenes of mass destruction.
John Martin died in Douglas, Isle of Man on 17 February 1854.
Works[change | change source]
- Christ Stilleth the Tempest
- The Calvary
- Belshazzar's Feast (1821)
- The Destruction of Herculanum and Poempeii (1822)
- The Deluge (1826)
- The Fall of Nineveh (1829)
- The Fallen Angels Entering Pandemonium (1841)
- The Last Man (1849)
- The Great Day of His Wrath (1851-1853)
- The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (1852)
- The Last Judgement (1853)
References[change | change source]
Bibliography[change | change source]
- William Feaver, The Art of John Martin, Oxford 1975.