Ernest Martin Hennings (1886-1956), born in Pennsgrove, New Jersey, was an American painter and member of the Taos Society of Artists. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his early work was in the style of Classical Realism. He later traveled to Taos to paint in 1917, and this experience transformed his work into a more colorful and precise style of painting using thin layers of paint that were left to dry for long periods of time. He produced a series of bright paintings featuring riders and Indians in New Mexico. His compositions feature stylized lines, decorative patterns, and warm colors. His work is in numerous private collections and museums, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum.