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Artist
Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin
Title
Puy-l’Évêque
Date
c. 1914
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
Canvas: 33 1/2 × 42 3/16 inches (85.1 × 107.2 cm)Framed: 37 × 44 1/2 × 1 1/4 inches (94 × 113 × 3.2 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Museum purchase.
Accession Number
1914.4
This pointillist depiction of the medieval French town of Puy L’Eveque by Henri Martin was selected for the Telfair by Gari Melchers in 1914.
Artistic success came early to Henri Martin. In 1879, at the age of nineteen, he was awarded the Grand Prix at the École des Beaux-Arts in his hometown of Toulouse. Shortly thereafter he moved to Paris and entered that city’s École des Beaux-Arts to study with Jean-Paul Laurens. Martin first exhibited at the Salon in 1880 and was awarded a first-class medal at the 1883 Salon. An 1885 trip to Italy marked the beginning of the artist’s lengthy period of experimentation with symbolism, impressionism, and pointillism. A combination of these elements became Martin’s signature style, which remained essentially unchanged until his death in 1943.