Knox Martin - Artist/Painter, painter, sculptor, muralist

Knox Martin's Bio:

Knox Martin was born in 1923 in Barranquilla, Colombia, son of the aviator, painter, and poet William Knox Martin, the first man to fly over the Andes. After serving in World War II, Knox Martin attended the Art Students League of New York on the G.I. Bill, where he studied with Vaclav Vytlacil, Harry Sternberg, Will Barnet, and Morris Kantor. In 1954, Knox Martin's friend, Franz Kline placed a painting of his in the Stable Gallery Annual. Charles Egan of the renowned Charles Egan Gallery saw Knox Martin's painting at the Stable Gallery and asked Martin to show his work in a one-man show for the tenth anniversary of the Egan Gallery. Since then, Knox Martin has been a celebrated painter, sculptor and muralist. Two of his best-known murals in NYC are Venus and Woman with Bicycle. Knox Martin has an extensive exhibition record and his work is in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide. Knox Martin has been the recipient of many awards and grants, including an NEA Artist Fellowship, the Gottlieb Grant and two Pollock-Krasner Grants. In 2002 Martin was named to the National Academy of Design. Most recently the Artists' Fellowship awarded Knox Martin the Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal, "for the achievement of exceptional artistic merit." Knox Martin has also had a distinguished career teaching art. He has taught at Yale Graduate School of the Arts, New York University, the University of Minnesota, the International School of Art in Umbria, Italy, and, for over 45 years, gave a legendary Master Class at the Art Students League of New York. On November 14, 2016 France conferred the insignia of the Legion of Honor on Knox Martin for his contribution to the liberation of France during World War II. July 18 - October 11, 2020 Knox Martin had a solo exhibition "Knox Martin: Living Legend" at the Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington Texas . The exhibition featured 65 artworks with dates spanning from 1952 to 2020, including pieces from Knox Martin's WOMAN series and the complete SHE series alongside other significant works from throughout Knox's extensive career. Knox Martin lives and works in New York City. Knox Martin is represented by Hollis Taggart. "Art is at its cutting edge out of a specific lineage - the creation of reality. The subject matter of what I do is Art." - Knox Martin. KNOX OF NEW YORK

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Knox Martin's Interests & Activities:

Art, Classical Music, Philosophy, Literature, Nature, Astronomy, Science, Aviation, Ballooning, Scuba Diving, Martial Arts, Bodybuilding, Beekeeping, Horticulture, Cooking. Interested in everything!