Thomas Mower Martin, R. C. A. (1838 – 1934, Canadian)

The Sawback Mountains near Banff

The Sawback Mountains near Banff

Gift of Robyn L Fulton, 2021

Thomas Mower Martin was a mostly self-taught painter born in England, who came to Canada in 1962. He settled in Toronto in 1880 and was selected as a member of the “Railway Painters”, a group of painters employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway to document the construction of the railroad through the Canadian Rockies. His oil painting The Sawback Mountains near Banff is from this period of employment with the CPR and depicts one of Banff’s most prominent mountain ranges in the early years of the town.