Emanuel Martinez Papers
Collection contains material related to Emanuel Martinez's artwork including newspaper clippings, articles, programs, calendars, promotional material, exhibit information and a laminated copy of a mural in Morrison, Colorado with historical notations.
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Biographical / Historical
Born in Denver, Colorado in 1947, Emanuel Martinez began his career as an artist at the age of thirteen, when he painted his first mural. His art education includes workshops with world renowned artists and sculptors including David A. Siquieros and Francisco Zuniga. At the age of 20, Emanuel did a major work and two other pieces that are now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. As a muralist, painter and sculptor he occupies an outstanding status among nationally known artists. Since establishing a studio in 1968, Martinez has received international acclaim and prestigious awards for his design capabilities and high standards of workmanship. He enjoys personalizing compositions for clients and doing public works of art for site-specific environments. His work is lively, timeless, yet conveys a sense of serenity. He has been featured in over 300 newspaper/magazine articles and 37 published books, including a book written on his art career entitled: “Emanuel Martinez: A Retrospective”. (http://emanuelmartinez.com/bio/)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Emanuel Martinez, 2019.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
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