John Martin (Biographical details)

John Martin (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1789 - 1854)

Also known as

Martin, John


Allsop Buildings, New Road, London (in 1824) 30 Allsop Terrace, New Road, London (1827-33)


Historical, landscape painter, mezzotinter and etcher; typically of visionary biblical work. Gave ten proofs of his large biblical subjects to the British Museum in 1833, which J T Smith valued at £101 18s according to the prices at which they were being sold.
Leopold Charles Martin (q.v.) and Charles Martin (q.v.) were his sons.


(1) Michael Campbell & D.Wees, 'Darkness Visible', Williamstown, Clark Art Institute, 1986
(2) Michael J. Campbell with essays by J Duston Wees and Richard A Burnett (1992), 'John Martin: Visionary Printmaker', Campbell Fine Art in association with York City Art Gallery. With same numbering as (1), but with extra states. This latter catalogue is used by the BM.
Exh. cat. Tate and Newcastle 2011-2, 'JM Apocalypse'