THE PIECE IS IN OVERALL GOOD CONDITION, NOTICE TINY DAMAGE, TEAR ON EDGE AND CREASE CORNER ON LOWER LEFT, LIGHT SCRATCHES ON LOWER RIGHT AS SHOW IN PICTURES, PLEASE TAKE PICTURES AS PART OF DESCRIPTION. MEASURE 33" X 31 1/4".
Knox Martin was born in 1923 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He was 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. With Harry Sternberg, Vaclav Vytlacil, Will Barnet, and Morris.
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 was a celebrated painter, sculptor and muralist. Knox Martin had 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 was the recipient of many grants and awards. Knox Martin also 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.