Martin Douglas Kilmer

Courtesy Martin Kilmer.
Name
Martin Douglas Kilmer
born Binghamton, NY 1945
Active in
  • Cottage Grove, Oregon
Nationalities
U.S. States
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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.

Works by This Artist

1994
carved clam shell, pearls, bone, mother-of-pearl, horn, ivory, moonstones, antique gold-washed silver, silver, silver-plated antique French cut steel, leather