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Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez

 (1894 - 1971)
Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez was active/lived in Arizona, Pennsylvania, California.  Pete Martinez is known for cowboy genre and horse painting, etching.

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Artist Bulletins for Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez

15 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Pete Martinez
Elizabeth Barry (07/24/2012)
I learned to ride horses with Pete Martinez (as did my mother) in Tucson AZ in the late 50s, early 60s. I loved his gentleness and patience. I have a couple of his sketches and treasure them!

Worked at his ranch in 1953
Kent Stapleton (01/17/2009)
I lot of kids used to work at his ranch. I really miss those days as they mean a lot to me yet. He was very nice to kids. He had his own rodeos at the ranch. He also roped cattle at the Tucson Rodeo. I watched him paint at his ranch and got interested in it myself. I'll never forget him.

Just found a Pete Martinez
Chris Jefferies (01/25/2007)
I just inherited a Pete Matinez sketch from 1936 titled "Beefsteak on the Hoof". "To my friend Vint who I'll hope to meet many times along the Long Dim Trail." It was apparently given to a friend of my parents who subsequently gave it to them. It is extremely cool. Anyone know who Vint "Gus" Bedell is?

Pete Martinez signed etching on copper
Andrea L. Figler (01/10/2007)
I have a small copper foil etching which has a cowboy scene on it. On the reverse of the etching is a piece of paper on which this message appears: "Roundup, Mont. Dec 3rd, 1941 Dear nephew and neice. Just a card that you can put in some frame so that you will have something to remember me by. This copper is from our copper mines at Butte, Montana. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year from uncle FREE. McLean." Does anyone know anything about any of this.

Writing about Pete Martinez
Ben Ristow (06/01/2006)
I am a Tucson writer who is currently working on a book on early Arizona painters. I see a few postings from relatives and folks who knew or were in contact with Pete Martinez. If you folks would be kind enough to contact me, we might set up a phone conversation or email correspondance. Thanks much.

Pete Martinez - Artist
dave zollner (05/07/2005)
I received 7 Pete Martinez pen/pencil sketches, one water color, and the July 1953 issue of HORSE LOVER'S Magazine from an elderly gentlemen in the late 1970's. Three of the sketches are of the Tucson rodeo from 1950-1952 and the others of cattle drives, etc. The magazine has Pete's "His Only Shirt" water color on the cover and a little blurb on p21 written by Pete about the subject being a story of a Kern County CA cattle ranch told to him in 1914. I'd love to hear any stories you may have. Dave Zollner

Pete Martinez
Deeda Parsons Cordin (01/05/2005)
Pete worked as a cowboy at our family's Deep Creek Ranch near Glenwood, NM. As a child I remember Pete and did visit his studio in the early 1950's. I inherited a large oil Pete did in 1950.

Pete Martinez
Jude Pytlak (10/04/2004)
My uncle Harry Batchelder was a friend of Pete's when he lived on the east cost. He gave me uncle several of his pen and inks dated 1933, 1934 & 1936. I loved looking at them in his home when I was growing up. I use to get lost in fantasy looking at those schetches and years later I now enjoy them in my own livingroom.

Artist : Pete Martinez
Eileen Tucker (09/29/2004)
We had heard that Mr. Martinez had art work in Arizona Highways Magazine in the early years of publication. Does anyone know if that is true and in what issues his art might appear?

My Great Uncle Pete Martinez 2
Alexandria Thompson (12/31/2003)
A little story of where Uncle Pete came from ... Uncle Pete, Uncle Art, Uncle Frank, Uncle Herman, Uncle Leo and Grandma Mary were all born near Deer Creek in the area of Porterville, CA to Josephine Vasquez belonging to a very large Vasquez family in Visalia, CA and Guy Martinez from a town near the border of CA and Mexico ... Great Grampa Martinez was hit by a rattlesnake on his thumb when reaching for his reins tied to a prairie bush in 1904 ... he died on the way to Porterville from his ranch ... picked up by folks in a wagon ... he was 3 miles from the doctor. They had a ranch where they raised almonds, cattle and Jersey cows. Grama spoke of stories and so did my Great Uncle Leo Martinez. Grama Mary died in 1994 on June 12th in Fresno, CA at the age of 105 ... her mother, Nana Josephine, passed away in 1956 at the age of 96 ... she was born in 1860.

My Great Uncle Pete Martinez
Alexandria Thompson (12/31/2003)
My grandmother Mary Martinez Hathaway was Uncle Pete's only sister. We have many etchings given to us by Uncle Pete. He came to Nana's (his mom's)funeral in Sanger, CA in 1956 and I was 12 at the time. My mother, grandmother, his other brothers all talked about him. Uncle Pete was a drinking partner at the Hotel Congress to Lee Marvin. If anyone wishes to know more about his family ... his life as a boy in Porterville, his dad, his mom, my great grandparents ... contact me at my email addy. My name is Alexandria Pauline Martinez Hathaway Viloria ... birth surnames.

Pete Martinez
Virginia Rasmussen (06/24/2003)
Pete was my Godfather. He was related by marriage, married to my Great-Aunt Victoria Martinez. When I was growing up I remember watching him paint, playing in his studio, and learning a lot about cowboys, the lifestyle, and horses. I have so many fond memories of him!

Greg Haldane (08/26/2002)
I know a little about Pete Martinez. He was a cowboy artist that spent a substantial part of his career in Tucson, AZ. Locally, his paintings are most prominently displayed in the Hotel Congress in Tucson. Supposedly some of the paintings were given to the Hotel to settle a bar tab. Mr. Martinez spent some time selling cowboy-style paintings in NJ and PA. I've seen several of his paintings for sale on E-bay. Tucson would be a good local market to sell the art. See if the Hotel Congress has a web site - it may have some of his paintings on display.

Pete Martinez
Neal Higgins (12/23/2001)
I have two Pete Martinez waret colors, signed and dated 1944 Arizona. Trying to find out if they have any value.

Pete Martinez
Don (12/08/2001)
Does anybody have any information about this artist? My parents say they knew him in the 1950's when they lived in Arizona and my mother was given a painting of his. She said he was an up and coming artist. It's been hanging in her house for as long as I can remember. Just curious.

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