The AMA had the honor of collaborating with Knox Martin himself to bring Arlington a unique exhibition unlike any it has seen before. The exhibit will feature pieces from the SHE series and the WOMAN series in addition to many other incredible works from the artist’s impressive career.
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 New York City are Venus and Woman with Bicycle. Knox Martin has been the recipient of many grants and awards.
Knox Martin has led a distinguished career teaching art and has been featured in world-renowned institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Martin has established himself as a living legend.
Knox Martin lives and works in New York City.