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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

MARTIN, Albin 1813–1888

MARTIN, Albin 1813–1888

Born Dorset, England: thought to have been educated at Salisbury Grammar School, later at Jesus College, Cambridge. Studied art under John Linnell and became a friend of the painter Samuel Palmer and of the portrait painter George Richmond. Painted in Italy 1837 and after his marriage to Jemima Kempe, daughter of antiquarian Kempe, was again in Italy 1841–43. Brought his family to New Zealand 1851 and farmed at Tamaki near Auckland, moving to Ellerslie in 1882. Painted landscapes both in oils and in watercolour. A large collection of his work in ACAG. Exhibited in Sydney Art Ex 1872. Represented also in AIML, NAG, Turnbull and the Nan Kivell Collection, Australian National Library, Canberra.