Conrad Martens
(1801-1878)

Died aged c. 77

Conrad Martens (London 1801 – 21 August 1878) was an English-born landscape painter active on HMS Beagle from 1833, and in Australia from 1835.

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Conrad Martens. This landscape artist, born in London in 1801, moved to Exmouth in 1822 where he lived in Elm Cottage, former manor house, on this site. From 1833 to 1834, he was the ship's artist on the Beagle and corresponded with Charles Darwin for many years. He is regarded as an important Australian watercolourist and died in Sydney in 1878.

Library, Exeter Rd, Exmouth, United Kingdom where they lived