Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez  (1894 - 1971)

About: Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez
 

Summary

Examples of his work

 
 

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  
 

Biography*

Museums  
 

Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  
 

Discussion board

Signature Examples*

 
 
Buy and Sell: Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez
  For sale ads

Auction results*

 
 

Wanted ads

Auctions upcoming for him*  
 

Dealers

Auction sales graphs*

 
 

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  
 

Market Alert - Free

 
Lived/Active: Arizona/Pennsylvania/California      Known for: cowboy genre and horse painting, etching

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription

Available for Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Pete Martinez)

yes

Biographical information (Pete Martinez)

yes

Book references (Pete Martinez)

7

Artwork Wanted (Pete Martinez)

1

Dealers (Pete Martinez)

2

Auction records - upcoming / past (Pete Martinez)

4

Auction high record price (Pete Martinez)

4

Signature Examples* (Pete Martinez)

1

Analysis of auction sales (Pete Martinez)

yes

Discussion board entries (Pete Martinez)

15

Image examples of works (Pete Martinez)

3

Please send me Alert Updates for Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
AskART Artist
An example of work by Pete (Peter Paul) Martinez
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A painter and etcher known for western subjects, especially horses, he was born in Porterville, California. He studied art in San Francisco at the California School of Fine Art and then in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.

He worked as a jockey and cowboy and was in the horse cavalry in World War I. He worked as a riding instructor in Pennsylvania for twenty-three years and in 1935, opened a riding stable and art studio in Tucson, Arizona where he lived until his death.

He was a member of the Rodeo Cowboys Association, the Pima County Sheriffs Posse, and a rider in local rodeos and roping contests.

Source:
Peggy and Harold Samuels, The Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Peter Paul Martinez was born in Porterville, CA in 1894.  Pete Martinez studied in San Francisco at the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco) and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  He worked as a jockey, cowboy, and served in the cavalry in WWI.  After working as a riding instructor in Pennsylvania for 23 years, he opened a riding stable and art studio in Tucson, AZ in 1935 and lived there until his death on Aug. 30, 1971.  He was a member of the Rodeo Cowboys Ass'n, Pima County Sherrif's Posse, and active in local rodeos and roping contests.  His oeuvre includes watercolors, oils, etchings, and drawings of western subjects. 

Exh:  San Francisco Art Association, 1924; Santa Cruz Art League, 1941.
Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
The Cowboy in Art (Ainsworth); Tucson Museum; Artists of the American West (Samuels); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawby).
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.

Biography from Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery Santa FeTucson:
Pete Martinez was born on a ranch near Deer Creek in the area of Porterville, California. He studied art at the California School of Fine Art in San Francisco and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in Philadelphia. He became best known for his paintings and sketches of cowboy life, which he lived first hand.

During his life he wore many hats, but most had to do with horses in some fashion. Martinez was in World War I in the horse cavalry. He was over time a jockey, a cowboy and a riding instructor for twenty-three years in Pennsylvania. In 1935 he moved to Tucson, Arizona and opened a riding stable and art studio, where he lived until his death in 1971. Incidentally, he was a neighbor and friend of Maynard Dixon and his circle of artists and friends also included Ted DeGrazia, Thomas Hart Benton, Olaf Wieghorst, Jack Van Ryder and Ross Santee.
Pete Martinez Cattle and Ranch Ink on Paper drawing

He often painted or sketched Tucson Rodeo scenes as well as competing in the riding and roping contests. He was a member of the Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Pima County Sheriff's Posse.

Over the years, Martinez made numerous trips east to Pennsylvania and New Jersey to sell his paintings. It is said that he "held court" in the Tap Room at the Tucson Hotel Congress bar during the 1930s and 40s often drinking with Lee Marvin. His paintings still hang in their bar to this day.

Bibliography
1. Davenport's Art Reference by Ray Davenport
2. Artists in California: 1786-1940 by Edan Milton Hughes
3. Artists of the American West by Doris Dawdy
4. Alexandria Thompson (Martinez family member)

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists