Hello Dolly,

I recently purchased a painting for my living room.  I just picked it up and brought it without giving any thought to the artist. When I got home it's better than I thought. The picture is beautifully painted and it is signed MARTEN in the bottom right corner.  

Googled a bit but unsure who painted it.  The frame its stretched on is not a modern one.

Any clues would be grateful as I love it.

Thank you.


Dear Judith,

I found other paintings online by this artist signed as Marten. I will give you a link to one on ebay. One person has a Marten painting on ebay and they are attributing it to Elliot Henry Marten, but I checked the work and I don't believe they have the right artist. Since I don't have a first name and there are dozens of artists with the last name of Marten, I'm sorry I cannot be of further help. You have a lovely painting. Enjoy your art!

Best regards,

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Dolly D Headley


I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.


Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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