Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Ernest Martin Hennings (1886-1956)
Ernest Martin Hennings was born in Pennsgrove, New Jersey in 1886 and died in Taos, New Mexico in 1956. Hennings studied briefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, then five years at the Art Institute of Chicago where he had been brought up. In 1914, he went to Germany and became the pupil of Walter Thor at the Munich Academy and of Angelo Junk at the Royal Academy in Munich, where he learned the style of academic realism. At the outbreak of World War I, he returned to Chicago as a commercial artist and muralist. In 1917, he visited Taos, becoming a resident in 1921. After his first one man exhibition in Chicago, he married and painted for a year in Europe and Northern Africa. He traveled frequently, maintaining his base in Taos. Just before his death, Hennings completed a series of paintings for the Santa Fe Railway.
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