Born in 1893 in St. Paul, Jacques Martin-Ferrières was the son of the great post-Impressionist painter Henri Martin (1860-1943). He studied with his father and with the French academic painter Frederic Cormon (1845-1924). He exhibited regularly in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he was designated hors-concours, enabling him to exhibit without submitting to the scrutiny of the Salon jury. His paintings were soon recognised for their excellence and he was supported with national prizes including an honourable mention in 1920, a silver medal in 1923, the National Prize in 1925, and a Gold Medal and the Legay-Lebrun Prize in 1928, as well as a travel scholarship in 1924. A retrospective of his work in 1965 confirmed his reputation as a master of the scintillating effects of light, from his southern views to his snowy landscapes. Martin- Ferrières employed a technique rich with swift and short brushstrokes of opaque colour, sometimes separated and sometimes overlapping, revealing the strong influence of his father and the post-Impressionists of an earlier generation.