Knox Martin  (American, 1923) 


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Knox Martin Biography
1923   Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, South America
1950   The Art Students League of New York
1957 - 1958   Longview Fellowship (3 purchase awards),
1973   Artist Fellowship, Visual Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts
1978   C.A.P.S. Grant
1988   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1991   Gottlieb Foundation Grant
2002   Named to the National Academy of Design
2005   Desser Award for Painting, National Academy of Design, New York
2007   Kept Memorial Prize, National Academy of Design, New York
2008   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2008   Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence, NOMAA, New York
2009   Mary & Maxwell Desser Memorial Award and J. Sanford Saltus Medal for Painting, National Academy of Design, New York
2012   Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal, Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.
  Collections: Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York;Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Art Students League, New York;Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Ithaca Museum, Ithaca, New York; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; Museo de Prado, Barranquilla, Colombia; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Academy of Design, New York; National Arts Club, New York; New York State Museum, New York; New York University Collection, New York; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri; Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina; Wellesley College, Maryland; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; William Benton Museum of Art, Connecticut;Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, New York;Ludwig Museum, Budapest;Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Tougaloo College, Mississippi
Selected Exhibitions
2013   SHE, LGTripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, September 13 - October 26
2012   SHE, The Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY (solo)
2010   “Knox Martin - Woman: Black and White Paintings,” Woodward Gallery, New York (solo)
2010   “Will Barnet and the Art Students League,” Art Students League, New York. October
2009   184th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
2009   Art Students League, New York
2008   Art Students League, New York
2008   NoMAA Visual Arts Exhibition, New York
2007   “Varia,” Janos Gat Gallery, New York
2007   Art Students League, New York
2007   ACA Galleries, New York
2007   Modernism Today, LAX, Los Angeles, California
2007   182nd Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York
2006   Art Students League, New York
2006   “Why the Nude? Contemporary Approaches,” Art Students League, New York
2006   “The Art Students League of New York: Highlights from the Permanent Collection” (Traveling Exhibition, through September 21, 2008)
2005   “Disegno,” National Academy of Design, New York
2005   Art Students League, New York
2004   Garden of Time (1963) in “The American Odyssey 1945/1980,” Spain and New York
2004   Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York
2004   Art Students League, New York
2004   “The Medium: Aspects of Collage,” Noel Fine Art, New York
2003   “Caprichos,” Janos Gat Gallery, New York (solo)
2001   “Black and White,” Janos Gat Gallery, New York (solo)
2000   “Directions” Fifth Anniversary Group Show Exhibition, Janos Gat Gallery, New York
1999   Orchard (1964) on display at the Denver Art Museum. LightHouse Museum, Tequesta, Florida. Janos Gat Gallery, New York (solo)
1999   “Knox Martin and Friends,” Rivington Gallery, London, England
1998   Woodward Gallery, New York
1998   Art Students League, New York
1998   Gremillion and Co. Fine Art, Inc. Houston, Texas (solo)
1998   “Recent Works,” Janos Gat Gallery, New York (solo)
1997   “Early Work,” Janos Gat Gallery, New York (solo)
1996   Benny Smith Gallery, Cold Spring, New York
1995   Macon Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (solo)
1995   “Creation as Woman,” Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc., Houston, Texas (solo)
1994   Art Students League, New York
1993   Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc., Houston, Texas (solo)
1992   Tibor de Nagy, New York
1991   Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Inc., Houston, Texas (solo)
1989   Ingber Gallery, New York (solo)
1989   Maillot, Paris, France (solo)
1988   Thomsen Gallery, New York (solo)
1987   Bresslar Gallery, Munich, West Germany (solo)
1987   Thomsen Gallery, New York (solo)
1986   Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Inc., Houston, Texas (solo)
1986   Ingber Gallery, New York (solo)
1986   Art Students League, New York
1985   Art Students League, New York
1984   Ken Kalleba Gallery, New York
1984   Dubelle Gallery, New York
1984   Ingber Gallery, New York (solo)
1983   Ingber Gallery, New York (solo)
1983   CDS Gallery, New York
1983   Weatherspoon Museum Gallery, North Carolina
1982 - 1983   “The New Explosion: Paper Art,” FAMLI (Fine Arts Museum of Long Island), Hempstead, New York
1982   Arras Gallery, New York
1982   Westfield Chapter of Hadassah, Westfield, New Jersey
1981   International Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1980   River Gallery, Irvington on Hudson, New York (solo)
1980   Jack Gallery, New York (solo)
1980   Ingber Gallery, New York (solo)
1978   Jack Gallery, New York (solo)
1978   Ingber Gallery, New York (solo)
1978   Museum of Modern Art, New York, Lending Library
1976   Art Fair, Paris, France
1976   Galerie Lahumière, Paris, France (solo)
1976   Buchmesse, Frankfurt, West Germany (solo)
1973 - 1976   IKI International Art Fair, Dusseldorf-Cologne, West Germany
1973 - 1976   International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
1975   National Arts Club, New York
1975   Hippopotamus, Houston, Texas
1975   Janus Gallery, Washington D.C
1975   Gallery G., Wichita, Kansas (solo)
1975   I. Jankovsky Gallery, New York (solo)
1974   Gallery Bonino, New York (solo)
1972   Gallery Bonino, New York (solo)
1971   “The Daedalean Works,” Nabis Fine Arts, New York (solo)
1971   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1970   “Large Scale American Paintings,” Jewish Museum, New York
1970   Gallery Bonino, New York (solo)
1969   Graham Gallery, New York
1966   Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1966   Fischbach Gallery, New York (solo)
1965   Fischbach Gallery, New York (solo)
1965   “Concrete Expressionism,” New York University, New York
1964   “Some Paintings to Consider,” Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
1964   Fischbach Gallery, New York (solo)
1963   Rose Fried Gallery, New York (solo)
1963   Fischbach Gallery, New York (solo)
1963   Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York
1961   Charles Egan Gallery, New York (solo)
1958   Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, New York
1957   Avant-Garde Gallery, New York
1956   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1955   University of Illinois, Chicago
1954   Stable Gallery, New York
1954   Charles Egan Gallery (Tenth Anniversary Exhibition), New York (solo)
1953   Stable Gallery, New York
1949   Laurel Gallery, New York
2012   William Fried, Ph.D., FIPA, She: an Exhibit by Knox Martin
Mark Golden, Knox Martin at the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery, Just Paint, Issue 27, New York
James Lancel McElhinney, ed., The Visual Language of Drawing: Lessons on the Art of Seeing (New York: Sterling)
2011 - 2012   Julia Montepagani, A Call for a Giant Cause, Lines from the League (Winter)
2011   Knox Martin – Woman: Black and White Paintings, Post Road Magazine 21
Photo, Knox Martin with a cartoon for the Whaling Wall Mural Project, Linea: Journal of the Art Students League of New York, Vol.15, No.2 (Fall)
Benjamin Sutton, Veteran NYC Muralist Knox Martin Plans Anti-Whaling Wall for Lower East Side, L Magazine, May 4
Knox Martin & The Whaling Wall Project, Artnet Magazine, April 29
Knox Martin x Woodward Gallery: The Whaling Wall Mural Project in NYC, Juxtapoz Magazine, April 20
Traven Rice, Artist Knox Martin Proposes a “Whaling Wall” on Building at 334 Grand Street, The Lo-Down, April 11
2010   Ann Landi, Knox Martin, ArtNews, December
Robert Shuster, Best in Show: Knox Martin at Woodward Gallery, The Village Voice, October 20
Valerie Gladstone, Knox Martin: Black and White Paintings, City Arts, September 28
Benjamin Sutton, “Paintings of Women by the Handful,” L Magazine, September 29
2009   Christian Rattemeyer, ed., The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonne (New York: Museum of Modern Art)
Michele Cohen, Stan Ries, and Michael Bloomberg, Public Art for Public Schools (New York: The Monacelli Press)
Knox Martin, Aesthetics is Ethics Linea: Journal of the Art Students League of New York, Vol.13, No.2 (Fall)
2008   Adam E. Mendelsohn, Varia, Janos Gat Gallery, Art Review, February
2007   Marshall N. Price, The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006 (New York: National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts)
Natalie Edgar, Club Without Walls: Selections from the Journals of Philip Pavia, (Midmarch Arts Press)
Rob Amory and Richard Brilliant, Rob Amory: Intimate Portraits (Janos Gat Gallery)
Chris Lombardi, Soldier-artist sounds off on WWII 60th anniversary, ChelseaNow, August 10
Alex Mindlin, After a 37-Year Run, a Roadside Venus to Be Veiled, The New York Times, February 11
Chris Lombardi, When Chelseas collide, “Venus” is Shadowed, ChelseaNow, February 9
2006   Irving Sandler, From Avant-Garde to Pluralism: An On-The-Spot History (Hard Press Editions)
2005   Ira Goldberg, Killing of Whales, Linea: Journal of the Art Students League of New York, Vol.9, No.2 (Fall/Winter)
Donald Judd, Complete Writings 1959-1975 (Nova Scotia, Canada/New York: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design/New York University Press
2004   Stephen C. Foster, An American Odyssey, 1945/1980: Debating Modernism (Madrid: Circulo de Bellas Artes)
2003   Edward Leffingwell, Knox Martin at Janos Gat, Art in America, October
2001   Julio Congora, Knox Martin: Black and White
A History of Bayview, DOCS TODAY, November
2000   Marika Herskovic, ed., New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists: A Complete Documentation of the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals; 1951-1957(New Jersey: New York School Press)
1999   Knox Martin, Elias Goldberg, Elias Goldberg exh. cat., (New York: Janos Gat Gallery)
Gary Schwan, Brawny Brush Strokes: Celebrated Abstractionist Brings Muscular Vision to Tequesta, Palm Beach Post, November 14
1998   West Side Mural Refreshed, Art in America, July
Arthur Danto, Adventures in Pictorial Reason
J. Bowyer Bell, Knox Martin: Recent Work, Review: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, December 15
1997   Jonathan Goodman, Knox Martin at Janos Gat, Art in America, December
Knox Martin, Canticle of the Exhibition Called The Glory of Byzantium, Linea: The Newsletter of the Art Students League of New York 1:2 (Fall)
Sarah Schmerier, Knox Martin, "Early Work", Time Out New York August 28-September 4
Christopher Atarnian, Knox Martin: Early Work, Review: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York June 1
Grace Glueck, Knox Martin "Early Work", New York Times, May 23
Edith Newhall, On View: Silent Partner, New York, April 21
Knox Martin, Who's Who in American Art 1997-1998 (New Providence: Marquis Who's Who)
Marilyn Kushner, Knox Martin: Early Work, exh. cat. (New York: Janos Gat Gallery, 1997). Robert A.M. Stern, Thomas Mellins, David Fishman, New York 1960 (New York: The Monacelli Press, Inc., 2nd edition)
1996   Vivien Raynor, Abstract Works to Catch the Adult Eye, New York Times, September 29
1995   Andrew McDonnell, Knox Martin: Creation as Woman exh. cat. (Houston: Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.).
Knox Martin, The Quick, in Knox Martin: Creation as Woman exh. cat. (Houston: Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.).
1994   Arthur Bardow, Knox Martin, Knox Martin, Joseph Stapleton, exh. cat. (New York: The Art Students League of New York )
1991   Walter Hopps, Robert Rauschenberg: The Early 1950s (Houston: The Menil Collection, Houston Fine Art Press)
Jonathan Phillips, Ginnie Gardiner, Color as Subject: a Proposal for a New Way to Look at Painting at the End of This Century
1991   Marilyn Kushner, Conversations with Knox Martin
1989   Jerry Tallmer, Family Tradition of Sheer Artistry, New York Post, February 24
1988   Succoth Mural Celebrates Israel's Independence, The New York Times, October
1987   Visual Treasures Are All Around, Gannett Westchester Newspapers, July 24
1984   The Return of Abstraction, exh. cat. (New York: lngber Gallery)
1983   American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Corcoran Gallery of Art)
Gale Cooper M.D., Animal People (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company)
1982   Stephen Shames, Photograph, People Magazine, November 15
John Wayne PS 380 in Wiiliamsburg, New York Post, October 26
William Pellicone, Knox Martin, Artspeak May 31
1981   Ed McCormack, New York Is Still a Wide Open Town, Artspeak, October 1
Palmer Poroner, Critique: Knox Martin -The Farcical Comedies of Knox Martin, Artspeak, February
1980   Phyllis Riffel, River Gallery Exhibit a Sunburst of Color, Gannett Westchester Newspapers, November 21
Vivien Raynor, Knox Martin: Angry But More Human, New York Times, November 9
Lawrence Campbell, Knox Martin Mural at Neiman-Marcus Store, Art Students League News, November
Steve Lohr, Neiman-Marcus Testing Northeast, The New York Times (September 4, 1980). Randy Fordyce, Knox Martin in the Spotlight, Not Just Jazz: The Uncommon Denominator 1:3
Kenneth Simpson, Exhibition Statement (New York: Ingber Gallery)
1978   Ellen Schwartz, Knox Martin, ARTnews 77, April
ill Dunbar, Knox Martin: Unacclaimed Rare Breed, The Villager, March 2
I Feel Affection for All of Them, New York Post, February 11
Robert Thomas, Knox Martin, exh. cat. (New York: lngber Gallery)
1976   Knox Martin's $15,000 Painting Donated to Medical Center, Wichita Eagle and Beacon, December 26
Knox Martin, Anaheim California Bulletin, October 15
Gerrit Henry, Six Artists, ARTnews 75, October
Knox Martin Unveils New Outdoor Painting, East Los Angeles Tribune, September 23
Allen Ellenzweig, Knox Martin, Arts 51, September
Gordon Brown, Knox Martin, Arts 50, November
Gerrit Henry, Review, ARTnews75, January
1975   Hilton Kramer, Knox Martin, New York Times, October 25
C.R. Baldwin, Notes on an Awning, ARTnews 74, October
Dorothy Wood, Famed Artist Makes His Mark in Wichita (1975) Art as Part of Life, Wichita Eagle and Beacon, February 23
1974   Peter Frank, Knox Martin, ARTnews 73, October
Kathryn Rose, The Chamber of Bargains, New York Post, October 2
Tony Caluacca, Photograph, New York Post, October 2
Roberta J. M. Olson, Knox Martin at Ingber, Arts 49 September
Noel Frackman, Knox Martin at Bonino Gallery, Arts 49, September
Ada Louise Huxtable, Construction in the Capital, The New York Times, June 9
Ada Louise Huxtable, A Few Signs of Spring and Other Good News, The New York Times, May 12
1973   Rose Hartman, In and Around, Soho Weekly News, November 21
Yolanda Maurer, Massive Mural is Traffic Stopper, Ft. Lauderdale News, March 21
1972   Up in the Air: Artist Enjoys Hot-Air Balloon, Grand Rapids Herald Review
P. Hooker, Knox Martin Now a Famous Artist in New York City, Salem Times Register, November 30
Gerrit Henry, New York, Art International 16, May 1972
Rosalind Browne, Knox Martin, ARTnews 71, April 1972
George Parrino, Knox Martin -The Daedalean Works, Arts 46, March
Peter Busa, The Works of Knox Martin, January 30
1971   H. Wilke, Photograph, Chelsea Clinton News, September 23
John Canaday, A Mighty Big Hair of the Dog, New York Times, September 12
1969   Harold Rosenberg, Artworks and Packages (New York: Horizon Press)
1966   Scott Burton, Knox Martin, ARTnews 65, November
1965   Dore Ashton, Concrete Expressionist at NYU, Studio 170, August
George Stiles, Knox Martin, Arts 39, April
Expressionism with Corners: Five Younger Artists Show at New York University, ARTnews 64, April
Irving H. Sandler, Concrete Expressionism, exh. cat. (New York: New York University)
Jill Johnston, Knox Martin, ARTnews 63, February
Julio Congora, Knox Martin- Picture Portfolio, Kulcher 18, February
Marshall Matusow, The Art Collector's Almanac No. I (Huntington Station: Art Collector's Almanac, Inc.)
1964   Some Paintings to Consider, exh. cat. (Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art)
Dore Ashton, No Post -Painterly Painting, Studio 168, July
Michael Benedikt, Knox Martin, ARTnews 63, May
1963   C. Roberts, New York, Aujourd'hui 7, May
Donald Judd, Knox Martin, Arts 37, April
Cathy S. Silver, Knox Martin, ARTnews 62, March
1961   Lawrence Campbell, Knox Martin, ARTnews 60 (Summer)
1957   John Ashbery, Knox Martin, ARTnews 56, November
Dore Ashton, Some One-Man Exhibitions, New York Times, October 11
S.B., Knox Martin, Arts 32, October
1954   Gretchen T. Munson, Knox Martin, ARTnews 53, October
Exhibition Review, Herald Tribune Book Review, September 19
V.C., Knox Martin, Arts. Digest 28, September 15, 1954. Stuart Preston, Knox Martin Impresses in First One- Man Show, New York Times September 6
Knox Martin, Window.
Kenneth Simpson, The Art of Knox Martin.
Knox Martin, Interview, conducted by Melissa De Medeiros (1997).
Melissa De Medeiros, Knox Martin Paints a Picture (1997).
Marilyn Kushner, Conversations with Knox Martin (1991).
Gerrit Henry, 25 Years of Works on Paper (1975).