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Bill Martin, American artist, art educator.


Martin, Bill was born on January 22, 1943 in South San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Gordon and Zelia (Sonderman) Martin.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1968;Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1970.


Instructor Academy Art, San Francisco, 1970-1971, University of California, Berkeley, 1972, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1972, California State University, San Jose, 1973, College.Marin, Kentfield, California, 1975-1978, College of the Redwoods, Mendocino, California, since 1983.


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    • One-man shows, San Francisco Museum Art, 1973, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, 1977, 79, 82, Zara Gallery, San Francisco, 1978, 80, Joseph Chowning Gallery, 1983, 85, 87, 89, 92, 94, University Nevada, 1988, Clatsop College, Oregon, 1989, Joseph Chwoning Gallery, San Francisco, 1989, Joseph Chowning Gallery, 1996, 97, Monterey Museum Art, 1996, Chabot College, Hayward, California, 1990, Kabutoya Gallery, Tokyo, 1991. Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco, 1992, Atrium Galley, San Francisco, 1992. Group shows include, San Francisco Art Institute, 1966, 68, 70, 71, Unicorn Gallery, San Francisco, 1969, Sun Gallery, San Francisco, 1969, Richmond (California) Art Center, 1970, Pioneer Museum, Stockton, California, 1970, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1971, Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, 1972-1973, University Pennsylvania, 1972, California State University, San Jose, 1973, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, 1974, State University Albany, 1974, Milwaukee Arts Center, 1974, Chicago Art Institute, 1974, Museum Modern Art, Paris, 1975, Tri-Annual Invitational of India, 1978, European traveling exhibition organized by New Museum, New York City, 1979-1981, Zara Gallery, 1979, 80, Western Association Arts Museum, 1980-1981, Joseph Chowning Gallery, 1983, 85, 87, Mendocino (California) Art Gallery, 1987, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington, 1988, Humbolt State University, 1988, Muscarelle Museum Art College William & Mary College, 1988, Salt Lake City, 1988, Museum of Rockies, Bozeman, Montana, 1988, Lancaster (California) Museum, 1988, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California 1988, City College San Francisco, 1988, Medocino (California) Art Center, 1989, Southern Utah State University, 1989, Springfield (Missouri) Art Museum, 1989, From the Studio: Recent Painting and Sculpture by 20 California Artists, Oakland (California) Museum, 1992.

      Painting and sculptures represented in permanent collections, Neue Gallerie der Stadt Acchen, Germany, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, San Francisco International Airport, Oakland Museum, California, Owens Corning, Vesti Corporation, Boston, Varney Collection, San Francisco, Ohio, Capital Group Incorporated, Los Angeles, McDermott, Will & Emery, New York City, Clayton E. Michael Certified Public Accountant., San Fancisco, Police Data Systems, Dublin, California, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, California, Madison (Wisconsin) Art Center. Author: Visions, Bill Martin Paintings 1969-1979, Composition In Painting Drawing, Joy of Drawing, Lost Legends, 1995, (videotape series) Principles of Painting.


Married Shelley Persistence Balaban, February 22, 1975.

Gordon Martin

Zelia (Sonderman) Martin

Shelley Persistence Balaban