Martha Joanne Alf is active/lives in California. Martha Alf is known for optical still life, landscape.
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From Southern California, Martha Alf grew up in San Diego and became known for her cylinder painting of everyday household items transformed into mysterious objects for which the viewer often has reverence. Many of her subjects are based on photographs.
Her style is akin to that of Josef Albers, whose paintings are studies in optics. She was also influenced by her intrigue with precise still life painting of 16th-century Spain and also her admiration for Georgia O'Keeffe.
She raised her family as a traditional housewife and then went to the University of California at Los Angeles where she studied with well-known figurative painter Richard Diebenkorn.