Martin Douglas Kilmer

Courtesy Martin Kilmer.
Martin Douglas Kilmer
Binghamton, New York 1945
Active in
  • Cottage Grove, Oregon
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

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

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modeled 1841-1843, carved ca. 1873
ca. 1775
carved mother of pearl, gouache and gilt on vellum, gold sequins, and turquoise stones
ca. 1937
carved limestone