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|NINA F. MARTINO |
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION :
Birth : 1952-
State : PA
Often known for: Philadelphia Area landscapes
Museum Holdings: Woodmere Museum, PA 2001
Butler Museum, OH 2002
Collections: Mohawk Valley College, NY 1988
North American-Mexican Institute for Cultural Affairs, MX 1990
Books: Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters of the US-Colonial 2002
Forward and pp. 899
Who's Who in American Art, 1988-2002
Who's Who International Directory, England, 1990-2002
Who's Who in America, 1999-2002
Foremost Women of the 20th Century, 1998-2002
Periodicals: Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, April 21, 2002 THE ARTS, MC3
Atención San Miguel, MX July 29, 2002, Vol. XXVIII, p. B-8, 1 il
Phila. Inquirer, Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, Weekend, sec. 1
NY Times, Friday, July 26, 1996, WEEKEND ART REVIEW, P.C. 27
Art Matters, July/August, 1996, pp. 1,2,14,15 THE MARTINOS ; A
FAMILY BONDED BY ART, P. 15 il. color
NY Times, Friday, March 25, 1994, WEEKEND ART RE.,P.C. 25
Phila. Inquirer, Nov. 7, 1993, p.3 The Arts
The News, Sunday, Sept. 2, 1990, p.9, ART SCENE, p.9 il
Novedades, Vida & Estilo, Nov. 27, 1990, p. 1 C3, LOS PASAJES DE NINA F. MARTINO
El Excelsior, Nov. 21, 1990, p. 2 C3 OLEOS DE NINA F. MARTINO
El Heraldo, Nov. 20, 1990, p.S5, EXPOSICION DE NINA F. MARTINO
Nina F. Martino, Plhiladelphia artist, was born into an extended familiy of painters. First generation : Father, Giovanni Martino, N.A., A.W.S., (plus seven brothers who painted) and Mother, Eva Martino ; second generation, sisters : Babette and Nina F. Martino.
Nina F. Martino's first instructions and most influential teachers were her parents,Giovanni and Eva. At the age of 10 she attended Moore Institute of Art, continued her art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts ; received a BFA from Temple U/Tyler School of Art, a Diploma from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy; and a MFA from the Instituto Allende, University of Guanajuato, Mexico where she taught undergraduate and graduate painting for three years.
Her work is representational, mainly oil landscapes of surrounding Philadelphia areas, where she paints on location and later enlarges the small studies into larger oil paintings on canvas or processed panel in her studio.
Martino's landscapes are simplified, compositional interpretations, concentrating on strong contrast with poetic undertones of contemporary settings.
She has won numerous awards, international mural and painting commissions and is included in museums and private collections.
A family traveling museum exhibition " The Martinos : A Family Legacy" is scheduled for 2004-2005 beginning at the Butler Museum of American Art in Ohio and continuing onto the Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia. Other venues to be announced.
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