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 Martin Jack Zipin  (1920 - 1991)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania      Known for: landscape, genre, marine, graphic artist

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Donna DiTroia

Mr. Zippin
I don't know why but Im sitting in my home in Northern New jersey reflecting on my beautiful childhood and remembering my young childhood in Barnegat Light. And the first person that came to my mind now as an older woman was Mr. Zippin. And I thought with the power of the internet I may be able to find something on or about him. And low and behold I found an article about him and as I read it ....I found that I could not stop the tears from my eyes. I think I was about 8 years old and I lived in Highbar Harbor Barnegat Light NJ and I would ride my bike to the docks every day. And one day I met this man who had a big white beard. And I remember his paintings on the dock and I marveled at them all. And then I saw a sign that he gave art lessons. Well I rode my bike home and begged my mother to get me art lessons with him and she said yes! I was so happy and went down and started painting with Mr. Zippin and I can remember him telling me to use the hard part of my brush to add texture into my paintings. I had many paintings of the boats and docks and seagulls sitting on the pilings of that fishing marina. And I have to say he made such an impact on me that I never will forget. Even now at the age of 53. He was an awesome person and I will never forget his gentleness and kindness and how he inspired me as a little girl. Even though I never persued the art of painting. He just inspired me as a wonderful man and human being I will never forget for as long as I live! RIP Mr. Zipin ....You have made a huge impact in my life as a person and will be in my memory Forever! Thank You!

sharon healy

marty zipin
i just brought several pictures from an estate sale one done by edmund j halber the back says Pencil drawing of my teacher marty zipin. Edmund also was a gifted artist credit marty for his talent

Canning C. Kraft Jr.

Gussie B
My late mother studied under Martin Zipin at the Independant Dock in Barnegat Light NJ. The "Gussie B" reflects Mr. Zipin's light technique, texture, and skill with a palette knife. I believe the painting was done in the mid 1960s or slightly thereafter. My mother painted professionally and credited Martin Zipin with iancreasing her skill level.

Jim O'Reilly

The Orchestra
Recenty acquired this oil on canvas titled "The Orchestra"-It has Martin Zipin signature-painting is large, probably 48 x 36 and has very distinct bands of light technique. Would appreciate any info anyone has concerning this painting. Purchased from the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra Office, Donald Spieth, Conductor was previous owner of the work.

Joan Parcher

M. Zipin print
I have a nice M. Zipin work titled "Victorian Lady." It is a linoleum print of an old and very ornate coal stove. I know that I have seen this same work featured in a publication. Unfortunately, I can not remember where?

Matt Zipin

My special view of the artist
My father, Martin Zipin, was a gifted artist and a loving father. I have 20 or so of his paintings in my house. My favorite is of a balalaika player, done sometime in the 1960's. I also love his self-portraits.

H. Bruce Hartgers

The intelligent eye of Martin Zipin
Had the pleasure of spending several months with the works of Martin Zipin renting a lovely furnished home on the Outer Banks from his son Philip.

Not only were they immediately attractive but insight grew with each viewing.

The `bands of light' described elsewhere here by another appreciator are in fact a study of mixed perspective and scale, striking yet - for the amount of information, subtle. Have pioneered Computer Aided Drawing and Design and out of this man's gifted mind comes a dissertation in planes, light, and chroma which could not be equaled on any computer I know of.

Each work is, in fact, a serious lesson in seeing with the mind behind the eye.

Wish he'd written some books or essays on his wonderful techniques. HBH

Edward Benoff

The talent of Marty Zipin
My dad (Samuel) went to school with Mr. Zipin, and as an adult attended his classes at Allen's Lane Art Acadamy. I have a Zipin self portrait, and two large paintings, one of a spinning wheel, and one of an orchestra in the pit.
One has a palate knife technique, the other has triangulation technique.

I cherish these paintings, and appreciate
the fact that Mr. Zipin spent his life teaching others his guild, and did not persue the commercialization of his works. I hope art historians rember his gift to the art world.

Phil Zipin

Martin Zipin
Contact my mother, Bette Zipin, for more information about any of my father's paintings. She's at 215-635-1256.

earl zipin

I do not understand what you want to know. Date could be 10-15 years after he graduated from Tyler. He was not in Barnegat...he had a gallery in Barnegat Light....Barnegat is on the mainland the other is on LBI.

Donald Schwering

Martin Zipin
I have an oil on burlap of a sea gull done by Martin Zipin - this was painted when he spent time on Long Beach Island NJ- he had shown some of his paintings in Whalons in Ship Bottom. I specifically remember one he did of an old car on a dune. His paintings all reflected his unique style of bands of light across the painting. Martin also spent some time in a small very rustic shop in Barnegat. I would appreciate hearing if anyone knows where I could find out more information in regards to the gull painting I have. Thanks for your help

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