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Maxine A. Martell Edit Profile


Maxine A. Martell, American artist. Trustee Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, 1988-1992, vice president, 1989-1991; member art advisory committee Expo '74, 1973-1974; trustee Western Association Art Museum, 1971-1972.


Martell, Maxine A. was born on August 23, 1937 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Carroll Leo and Anna Mae (Corr) Martell.


Bachelor, Holy Names College, 1960. Master of Fine Arts, University Washington, 1962.


Curator of art Northwest Museum Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington, 1970-1973. Director Spokane Art School, 1970-1974. Member staff and/or, Seattle, 1978-1979.

Represented by Grover, Thurston Gallery, 1991—2003. Resident Western Washington University, Bellingham, 1973, Centrum, Port Townsend, Washington, 1984, Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, Washington, 1987. Represented by Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, Washington.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include glass installations at St. Joseph Children's Home, Spokane, Temple Beth Shalom, Spokane, Clover Park High School, Tacoma, United States Customs Station, Lynden, Washington, paintings at Sea-Tac International Airport, 1992, Bienale International Dell' Arte Contemporanea Di Firenze, 1999 (Life Time Achievement Silver medal). Solo show Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, 1998. Creator film Elle, 1978 (1st prize Women's Film Festival, Seattle).

      Curator Suspended Animation Exhibition, 1979.


Trustee Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, 1988-1992, vice president, 1989-1991. Member art advisory committee Expo '74, 1973-1974. Trustee Western Association Art Museum, 1971-1972.


Married Richard DiBene, February 4, 1955 (divorced February 1970). 1 child, Deanna; Married James Douglas Burns, November 25, 1971 (deceased June 8, 2007).

Carroll Leo Martell

Anna Mae (Corr) Martell

Richard DiBene

James Douglas Burns

Deanna Martell