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Mario Martinez

 (20th century)
Mario Martinez was active/lived in California, New York, Arizona.  Mario Martinez is known for abstract native American design.

Mario Martinez

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Of Yaqui heritage and born near Scottsdale, Arizona.  He studied art at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He then moved to California to earn a master of fine arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute and from that time has taught art at numerous Indian schools.

In 1998, he was artist-in-residence at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, where he was given a retrospective in 2006.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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