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Lived/Active: Texas      Known for: landscape painting

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Conny Martin
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Arkansas Boat Works, 1965
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Conny Martin has resided in Lubbock, Texas since her birth in 1925.  Upon graduation from Lubbock High School in 1943, she studied art at Colorado State College of Education (now University of Northern Colorado).

Following World War II, she married C.B. Martin who was insistent that she have her own studio.  For fifteen years, Martin taught art in her studio to children ranging in age from third grade to high school.

Many of Martin’s oils, acrylics and watercolors have been inspired by world travels with her husband to destinations such as Yugoslavia, Ecuador and Russia.  She has included daily sketches and maps documenting thirty years of travels in thirty published volumes of what she calls “travel sketch diaries.”

Martin was commissioned by First National Bank to paint a series of fourteen acrylic paintings. She titled it The World of Genghis and Kubilai Kahn. The series was displayed for 21 years, from 1969 to 1990. All fourteen paintings are now on permanent exhibit at Texas Tech’s International Cultural Center.

Furthermore, Martin has been featured in at least thirty-five solo exhibits and has been shown in fine art galleries in Ruidoso, New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Lubbock, Texas. Her painting, Santa Rosa Window won Best of Show at Mooney Gallery’s First Annual Art Competition in San Antonio. Martin joined the Lubbock Art Association as a charter member and has served three terms as president.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2006    LHUCA (Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts)

1998    Crabb Art Center, Moore County Arts, Dumas, TX

1993    Lubbock Christian University Pioneer Gallery, Lubbock, TX

1988    First National Bank, Lubbock, TX

1982    Hillcrest Country Club, Lubbock, TX

1980s   Plains National Bank, Lubbock, TX

1975    Laredo National Bank, Laredo, TX

1973    Dumas City Library, Dumas, TX

1972    Lovington Museum, Lovington, NM

1971    Brownfield Art Association, Brownfield, TX

1971    Midland Women’s Club, Midland TX

1968    Hobbs Art Association, Hobbs, NM

1960s   Oak Lawn Art Association, Dallas, TX

1964    First National Bank, Snyder, TX

1964    YWCA, Lubbock, TX

1961    YWCA, Lubbock, TX

1957    Lubbock Women’s Club, Lubbock, TX

1956    YWCA, Lubbock, TX

Solo Exhibitions and Workshops:

1979    Plains Art Association, Plains, TX

1964    Crosbyton Museum, Crosbyton, TX

1962    Amarillo Art Gallery, Amarillo, TX

Group Invitational Exhibitions

1980s   Lubbock Art Association Merit Invitational Show, Lubbock, TX

1957    Two-person show, Texas Tech College, Lubbock, TX

1965    Lubbock Art Association Invitational Show, Lubbock, TX


Permanent Exhibitions

1996    Texas Tech University International Cultural Center, Lubbock, TX


Selected Collections

1976    Pioneer Memorial Museum, Crosbyton, TX (opening for diorama in museum)


 Submitted by Stephanie Reeves.

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