Untitled (Adam and Eve) by Fred Martin

Untitled (Adam and Eve) by Fred Martin

Untitled (Adam and Eve)

Fred Martin

Title

Untitled (Adam and Eve)

 
Artist

Fred Martin

  1927 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
c. 1990  
Technique
lithograph with hand-applied gouache color 
Image Size
21 3/8 x 29" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
pencil annotated in lower left "Preliminary concept, never used" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Rives wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
21646 
Price
$650.00 
Description

Fred Martin studied at the University of California at Berkeley where he received his B.A. degree in 1949 and M.A. degree in 1954. While at Berkeley, Martin studied under Erle Loran, Glenn Wessels, and Margaret O'Hagan. He later studied at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco with David Park, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still.

Martin launched his career in San Francisco’s North Beach, exhibiting at the city’s avant-garde galleries including the Beat Generation gallery 'The Six', in San Francisco's North Beach, the gallery where Allan Ginsberg first read 'Howl'. He also exhibited at the Spatsa, and Dilexi, all of which prioritized artistic and personal exploration over identification with established artistic movements or financial success.

This preliminary work was done as a lithograph and then was hand colored with gouache in anticipation of creating an edition. This coloring and the image was not used as an edition, this being the only impression.