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Xavier Martinez

 (1869 - 1943)
Xavier Martinez was active/lived in California / Mexico.  Xavier Martinez is known for landscape and coastal painting, graphics.

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Xavier Martinez

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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 with the T  ...  Displaying 750 of 7055 characters.



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About  Xavier Martinez

Born:  1869 - Guadalajara, Mexico
Died:   1943 - Carmel, California
Known for:  landscape and coastal painting, graphics