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)