(1869 - 1943)
Xavier Martinez was active/lived in California / Mexico. Xavier Martinez is known for landscape and coastal painting, graphics.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Xavier Timoteo (Tizoc) y Orozco Martinez was a painter noted for
his Tonalist style, an etcher, lithographer and long-time art activist
in northern California.
He began his art studies in Mexico, and
moved to San Francisco in 1893 when his stepfather became
consul-general from Mexico. Martinez enrolled at the School of
Design as a pupil of Arthur Mathews and won high honors including a
scholarship to study with Jean Leon Gerome at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts
in Paris where he stayed five years, 1897-1901. During this time, he adopted Tonalism with somber greys, greens and browns. He also spent time with James
McNeill Whistler, who had a strong influence on his work, especially
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