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E. Martin Hennings ( 1886–1956 )

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Born in 1886, in Pennsgrove, New Jersey, E. Martin Hennings moved to Chicago with his family a few years later. After growing up in the city, Hennings developed an interest in art and attended the Art Institute of Chicago, where he graduated with multiple awards, recognitions, and scholarships—his career off to a promising start.

After a few years of working as a commercial artist, Hennings entered the Prix de Rome, coming in second. With a renewed determination to pursue a career as a fine artist, Hennings traveled to Germany where he studied at the Royal Academy in Munich. While there, he joined the American Artists Club where he met future co-members of the Taos Society of Artists Walter Ufer and Victor Higgins. The onset of World War I cut Hennings’ stay in Germany short, and he returned to Chicago. In 1917 prominent art collector Carter H. Harrison took notice of Hennings’ work and offered to sponsor him on a trip to Taos, in exchange for a few paintings.

New Mexico proved to be a strong muse for Hennings, the light, landscape, and Pueblo Indians all inspiring him to new heights. In 1921 Hennings moved permanently to Taos, where he became a member of the Taos Society of Artists in 1924. Hennings split his time between Taos, Chicago and Houston for the reminder of his career. Prior to his death in 1956, Hennings completed a commission from the Santa Fe Railway for a series of paintings for the Navajo Reservation.

 

Artist Works

Lot 96
(2008)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Rabbit Hunters ()
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 in
$460,000
Lot 144
(2008)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Taos Cottonwoods ()
Oil on Canvas
25 x 30 in
$287,500
Lot 85
(2010)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
The Shepherdess ()
oil on canvas
25.5 x 30.25 in
$92,000
Lot 187
(2015)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Untitled ()
oil on canvas
18 1/2 x 15 1/4 in
$38,025
Lot 154
(2013)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Spanish Water Carrier ()
oil on canvas
25 x 30 in
$29,250
Lot 133
(2013)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Mountain Retreat ()
oil on canvas
16 x 20 in
$23,400
Lot 150
(2014)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Autumn Colors ()
oil on board
10 x 14 in
$15,210
Lot 222
(2013)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Pine Boughs in the Snow ()
oil on canvas
9.5 x 14 in
$9,945
Lot 143
(2008)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Mountain Retreat ()
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 in
$60,000–$80,000
Lot 159
(2008)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
An Indian Song ()
Oil on Canvas
14.75 x 14.75 in
$200,000–$250,000
Lot 113
(2009)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Deer (1909)
charcoal on paper
24 x 24 in
$25,000–$45,000
Lot 68
(2014)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
An Indian Song (ca. 1925)
oil on board
14.75 x 14.75 in
$100,000–$150,000
Lot 231
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Taos Pueblo (ca. 1917)
oil on canvas
10 1/4 x 14 1/8 in
$22,000
Lot 210
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Balance (Figure Study) ()
charcoal on paper
17 3/4 x 11 (sight) in
$468
Lot 212
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Male Nude ()
charcoal on paper
18 3/4 x 12 1/4 (sight) in
$1,170
Lot 214
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Across the Sage ()
lithograph 40/100
8 x 9 in
$1,170
Lot 216
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Portrait of Young Woman ()
oil on canvas
20 x 17 1/4 in
$2,223
Lot 217
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Undressed ()
oil on canvas
27 x 19 in
$3,218
Lot 219
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Italian Woman - Chioggia ()
oil on canvasboard
14 x 12 in
$5,500
Lot 221
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Pipe Smoke (ca. 1916)
oil on board
18 x 14 in
$1,521
Lot 223
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Harbor Idyll ()
oil on canvasboard
14 x 10 in
$3,273
Lot 225
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Taos Ski Basin (ca. 1917 )
oil on canvas
10 x 14 in
$8,190
Lot 226
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Spanish Occupation of Texas ()
mixed media on paper
16 x 10 1/2 (sight) in
$2,340
Lot 228
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Toledo - Spain ()
oil on canvasboard
14 x 14 in
$7,700
Lot 230
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Market Place - Venice ()
oil on canvasboard
14 x 14 in
$4,400
Lot 233
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Chamisa (ca. 1940 )
oil on canvasboard
10 x 14 in
$11,700
Lot 211
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Female Nude ()
charcoal on paper
18 x 11 1/2 (sight) in
$1,170
Lot 213
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Female Figure Study ()
pencil on paper
18 x 10 1/2 (sight) in
$702
Lot 215
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
The Frozen Stream ()
lithograph 26/100
10 x 10 in
$1,287
Lot 218
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Pensive ()
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in
$2,106
Lot 220
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Old Woman - Chioggia, Italy ()
oil on canvasboard
14 x 12 in
$6,600
Lot 222
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
At Port ()
oil on board
10 x 14 in
$4,400
Lot 224
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Gloucester Mass. (ca. 1919 )
oil on canvasboard
14 x 10 in
$2,340
Lot 227
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Moroccan Market ()
oil on canvasboard
12 x 14 in
$8,800
Lot 229
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Moroccan Street Scene ()
oil on canvasboard
12 x 14 in
$8,800
Lot 232
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Laguna Pueblo Mission (Study) ()
oil on board
10 x 14 in
$16,380
Lot 234
(2017)
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, Taos ()
oil on board
10 x 12 in
$17,550
E. Martin Hennings (1886–1956)
Evening on Taos Mountain ()
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
$30,000–$50,000