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Martin Douglas Kilmer Portrait

Martin Douglas Kilmer

Binghamton, New York 1945

Active in:

  • Cottage Grove, Oregon

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Martin Kilmer.

Luce Artist Biography

Martin Douglas Kilmer remembers a childhood spent in the basement of his home, making things with discarded tools and parts from his father’s appliance store. In northern California, in 1973, he discovered his passion for the color, texture, and history of beads, and since then his pieces---on which he collaborates with his wife---all use beads in some capacity. Kilmer enjoys his work because it gives him the freedom to balance his artistic impulses with his desire to be at home with his wife and children.