E. Martin Hennings

(1886 - 1956)

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E. Martin Hennings is highly recognized as a painter of western subjects, particularly of Indians of New Mexico where he joined The Taos Society of Artists.

E. Martin Hennings b. 1886 New Jersey d. 1956 Taos, New Mexico Hennings was raised in Chicago by German immigrant parents; he became a highly recognized painter of western subjects, particularly of Indians of New Mexico where he joined The Taos Society of Artists.

He enrolled in 1912 at the Munich Academy in Germany where he met future fellow Taos artists Walter Ufer and Victor Higgins. In 1915, at the beginning of World War I, he lived in Chicago as a commercial artist and muralist.

Of his painting, it was written: “He was most successful in unifying the human figure with a sunshine-filled, happy, natural setting.” The last project before his death was a series of paintings at the Navajo Reservation for a Santa Fe Railroad calendar. paraphrased from AskArt