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 Charles James Martin  (1886 - 1955)

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Lived/Active: New York/Rhode Island/Massachusetts      Known for: modernist printmaker, painting, photography, silversmithing, teaching

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from Auction House Records.
untitled (waterfront), 1933
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Biography from Skinner Inc, Boston:
Charles James Martin
Born July 4, 1886, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Came to the United States in 1887
Lived in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated from the grammar and secondary school in Providence.
Studied in evening classes at Rhode Island School of Design from 1899 to 1907, and Saturday day classes at RISD from 1907 to 1908.
Spent a year studying in Paris c. 1913 at the Lhote Academy.
Received a diploma in Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, 1908.
Instructor in Fine Arts at Teacher’s College 1910.
Received B.S. Degree from Teacher’s College 1919
Associate Professor, Teacher’s College, 1919-1951.
Chairman of Fine Arts Department, Teacher’s College, 1922-1923
Each summer, Professor Martin took advanced painting students to Cape Cod (Truro) or Mexico to study.
After retirement from Teacher’s College, he taught jewelry making at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. He published a volume on jewelry making.
Group and one man shows in New York City:
            Morton Gallery, 130 West 57th Street
            Delphic Studios, 724 Fifth Avenue
            Gallery at Teacher’s College
            American Water Color Society 1916
His painting Truro Hills was included in the collection of Early American and Modern Art given by Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. to Dartmouth College in 1955.
American Water Color Society
AIC Society of Independent Artists 1917
Charles J. Martin died on August 10, 1955

Relative of the artist to Kathy Wong, American and European Paintings & Prints, SKINNER INC.

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