David & Donna Kmetz, American Paintings
Thomas Martin (1876 - 1937)
oil on board, 9" x 6", signed and dated lower left
Over the years we've found several of these charming early views of Cape Cod by Thomas Martin. Thanks to Blasdale's "Artists of New Bedford," we have the following information.
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Thomas Martin moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts c. 1907 and was active in Providence, New Bedford, Fairhaven, and Provincetown. He studied at the Swain Free School of Design with Arthur Cummings and at the Provincetown Art Gallery. A charter member of the New Bedford Art Club, he also exhibited at the Provincetown Art Association. Martin is included in Blasdale's "Artists of New Bedford."