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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 Modern Art.

Martinís most recent one person exhibitions have been

2014 Evergold Gallery, San Francisco
         SZ Art Center, Beijing, China
         Lushun Academy, Shenyang, China

2013 Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California

2011 DeNovo Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

2009 Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California

2007 DeNovo Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

2005 Knorr Gallery, San Mateo, California

2004  Paul Sonderholm Gallery, San Francisco
          Collector's Gallery, Oakland Museum of California

2003  A Retrospective, Oakland Museum of California
          Fred Martin, a 55 Year Survey, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
          Ebert Gallery, San Francisco

2001 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco

 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco

 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
          Han Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada

1998 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
          Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA

1997 Ebert Gallery, San Francisco
      Arts and Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA

1996 Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose

1995 Shanghai University College of Fine Arts, Shanghai, P.R.C.

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, Oakland.

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 David Carlson Gallery in Carmel, California and Han Art Contemporain in Montreal, Canada.



Fred Martin
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Oakland, CA 94611-4922
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