John Martin (1789-1854) was an English historical landscape painter.
John Martin Summary:
- His landscapes commonly depicted apocalyptic scenes from the Bible.
- He was influenced by the scenes of artists like J.M.W Turner and Theodore Gericault.
- He also dabbled in engraving and gained a huge fortune from reproducing his works.
- He was called the “most popular painter of his day” by fellow artist Sir Thomas Lawrence.
- Critics were not delighted with his works, thus, not being granted membership at the Royal Academy.
John Martin Famous Paintings:
- A Great Day of His Wrath (1853)
- The Plains of Heaven (1851)
- Belshazzar’s Feast (1820)
- The Seventh Plague of Egypt (1873)
- The Last Judgment (1853)
- Pandemonium (1825)
- The Bard (1817)