Martin Johnson Heade was born in Lumberville, Pennsylvania, close to the banks of the Delaware River. He got cultivated as a craftsman, naturalist, and writer. He was first taught in mentor painting by Edward Hicks. Heade concentrated in Italy, France, and England. He kept a studio in the Tenth Street Studio Building, New York City, from 1859 to 1861 and again, after the Civil War, from 1866 to 1879. A productive painter, Heade displayed his paintings in Boston, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and at the National Academy of Design. Martin Johnson Heade is most famous for his paintings of tropical birds and blossoms and Eastern salt bog scenes. His paintings have been safeguarded at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Amon Carter Museum, and other significant exhibition halls.