Knox Martin

Colombian/American (1923)

About the artist:

Knox Martin was born in 1923 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He is the son of the aviator, painter, and poet William Knox Martin, the first man to fly over the Andes mountains. After serving in World War II, Knox Martin attended the Art Students League of New York on the G.I. Bill from 1946-1950, where he studied with Harry Sternberg, Vaclav Vytlacil, 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. Knox Martin has an extensive exhibition record and his work is in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide. His two best-known murals in NYC are Venus and Woman with Bicycle. Knox Martin has been the recipient of many grants and awards, most recently the Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal, awarded by the Artists’ Fellowship “for the achievement of exceptional artistic merit.” Knox Martin has led a distinguished career teaching art. He taught at Yale Graduate School of the Arts, New York University, University of Minnesota, International School of Art in Umbria, Italy, and Fort Rajgat, India. For over 45 years, Knox Martin gave a legendary Master Class at the Art Students League of New York. 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 Awards and Honors 2016 French Legion of Honour 2012 Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal, Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. 2009 Mary & Maxwell Desser Memorial Award and J. Sanford Saltus Medal for Painting, National Academy of Design, New York 2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence, NOMAA, New York 2007 Kept Memorial Prize, National Academy of Design, New York 2005 Desser Award for Painting, National Academy of Design, New York 2002 Named to the National Academy of Design 1998 Named to Who's Who in American Art 1991 Gottlieb Foundation Grant 1988 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 1978 C.A.P.S. Grant 1973 Artist Fellowship, Visual Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts 1972 Balloonist Award, Mat Wiedekehr, St. Paul, Minnesota 1958,1957 Longview Fellowship (3 purchase awards)

Knox Martin

Colombian/American (1923)

(38 works)

About the artist:

Knox Martin was born in 1923 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He is the son of the aviator, painter, and poet William Knox Martin, the first man to fly over the Andes mountains. After serving in World War II, Knox Martin attended the Art Students League

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