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Fletcher Martin Portrait

Fletcher Martin

Born:
Palisade, Colorado 1904

Died:
Guanajuato, Mexico 1979

Active in:

  • California

Photo Caption:
Fletcher Martin at work in his studio, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0083191

Biography

Painter and teacher. Largely self-taught. Martin was a migratory farm worker, a lumberjack and a light heavyweight boxer in the Navy befrore pursuing his interest in art. He was a mural painter under the Works Progress Administration and specialized in Western subjects.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)