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FRED MARTIN (b.1927) The Life of Flowers, 1982, Mixed Media on paper, 40” x 40″ (more)

FRED MARTIN (b.1927) Untitled, 1949, Signed verso, Oil on canvas, 34” x 26”

Fred Martin


Post War California artist, Fred Thomas Martin studied at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his B.A. in 1949 and his M.F.A. in 1954. He studied at the California School of Fine Arts, from 1949-1950, with David Park, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. Martin was the director of the San Francisco Art Institute between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s, and he resumed that post in 1983.
Source: Ask Art

Solo Exhibitions
The Contemporary Gallery, Sausalito, 1949
Lucien Labaudt Gallery, 1951
Six Gallery, San Francisco, 1956, 57, 58
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, 1961
The Minami Gallery, Tokyo, 1962
M H de Young Museum, San Francisco, 1965
Royal Marks Gallery, NYC, 1965
Dilexi Gallery, 1967

Group Exhibitions
Berkeley Gallery, San Francisco, 1970
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA. 1970
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1973
Stanford University Art Gallery, 1958
Paintings by Fred Martin, Wally Hedrick and Sam Francis, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1959
Third Winter Invitational, California
Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1962
Current Painting and Sculpture in the Bay Area, Stanford University Art Museum, 1964
On Looking Back, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1969
Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969
San Francisco Museum of Art, Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era 1976.

Selected  Collections
The Oakland Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art;
Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Crocker Art
Museum; Fogg Museum, Harvard University; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Richmond
Art Center; Utah Museum of Fine Arts; Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.