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Fred Martin received the BA (1949) and MA
(1954) degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He also
studied at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art
Institute) under David Park, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still.
Martinís first solo show was in 1949
at the Contemporary Gallery in Sausalito, CA; his first group exhibition was the
1949 Annual Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of
Martinís most recent one person
2014 Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco
SZ Art Center, Beijing,
Luxun Academy of Fine
Arts, Shenyang, PRC
2011 DeNovo Gallery, Sun Valley, IA.
Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2009 Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
2007 DeNovo Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
2005 Knorr Gallery, San Mateo, California
2004 Paul Sonderholm Gallery, San Francisco
Oakland Museum of California
2003 A Retrospective, Oakland Museum of
Fred Martin, a 55 Year
Survey, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Ebert Gallery, San
2001 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
2000 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
1999 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
1998 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
Gallery, Redding, CA
1997 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA
1996 Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose
1995 Shanghai University College of
Fine Arts, Shanghai, PRC.
Previous solo exhibitions include the M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum and
the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Richmond Art Center and the Oakland
Art Museum (from which he received both Bronze and Gold Medals).
Martinís work is in the collections of SFMOMA, the Oakland Art Museum,
the Richmond Art Center, the Crocker Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American
Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard
University, as well as numerous private collections.
Martinís artistís books include
Beulah Land (1966), Crown Point Press, San Francisco; A Travel Book (1977),
Arion Press, San Francisco; and From an Antique Land (1979), Green Gates Press,
Martinís work in art criticism, history
and cultural theory has appeared in The Art Journal, Artforum, and Art
International. He was Contributing Editor to Artweek, 1976-92, with over 300
essays under the general title "Art and History." Martin has given
many papers in the fields of art criticism, history and cultural theory. His
most recent were "Representation and Critique" at the 1997 American
Psychological Convention in Chicago, and "A Great Reversal, American
Painting 1950-1965" at the 1997 Symposium on Art and Emotion for the
International Association for Empirical Aesthetics in Perm, Russia.
Fred Martin is Emeritus Dean of Academic
Affairs at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he continues to teach art
drawing and painting. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Arts and
Consciousness Department of John F. Kennedy University.
Fred Martin is represented by the
Gallery DeNovo in Sun Valley, Idaho; The Art Foundry Gallery in Sacramento;
California, and Han Art Contemporain in Montreal, Canada.
232 Monte Vista
Oakland, CA 94611-4922
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