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 Martin H. Gambee  (1905 - 1969)

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Lived/Active: New York/California/Massachusetts/New Jersey      Known for: illustrator, southwest genre

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A teacher at the Institute Allende in San Miquel, Mexico from 1962, Martin Gambee died off the coast of Baha, Mexico in 1969.  He was a an illustrator, painter, lithographer, craftsperson, designer, lecturer and teacher, and his specialty was southwestern genre, especially Navajo Indians with whom he spent three summers on their reservation.  In 1939, the Artist Guild annual exhibition had two of his western paintings.

He studied with Howard Giles, Gustave Cimiotti, James Pinto, Eliot O'Hara, and with Andre Lhote in Paris and at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

In the 1930s, he lived in Pawling New York and was an illustrator member of the Artists Guild.  In 1947, he was listed as living in Carmel California.

Peter Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art
Peggy and Harold Samuels, Artists of the American West

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Newark, NJ on April 10, 1905. Gambee was a pupil of Howard Giles, Gustave Cimiotti, and of Andre L'Hote in Paris. He was a resident of Carmel and Tarzana, CA in the 1940s; NYC in the 1950s; and died in Edgartown, MA in October 1969. Member: American WC Society; Washington (DC) WC Club. Exh: Salmagundi Club, 1938, 1940, 1943; Calif. Statewide (Santa Cruz), 1943; Oakland Museum, 1943; Calif. WC Society, 1945. In: Philadelphia Art Alliance; Albany (NY) Inst. of History & Art; New Mexico Museum.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1936-62; Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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