Discover Henri Martin

Henri Martin, "chantre du Lot"


Determined to devote his life to painting, Henri Martin was 19 when he obtained a scholarship from the City of Toulouse in 1879 to study at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. In order to perfect his academic education, he left the capital to discover Italian light and landscapes. On his return to France, his aesthetic aspirations intertwined, making the artist an unclassifiable painter: symbolist by his poetic, even metaphysical inspiration (the muses invade his canvases), or pointillist and impressionist by techniques of color division by iridescent touches.