Now available: works from Eugene James Martin
February 5, 2009
Approximately 200 images of works by African-American artist Eugene James Martin are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. The vibrant, abstract works represented in ARTstor include paintings on canvas, mixed media collages, and pencil, pen, and ink drawings. Martin's use of color is distinctive, contrasting broad swathes of intense color with finely worked areas of pastel shades. He also mixed whimsical allusions to animals and machines with wry cultural and personal references, creating introspective works infused with a gentle humor. Martin's works of art can be found in numerous private collections and museum permanent collections, including the Munich Museum of Modern Art, the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art, the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art at the University of Delaware, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, and the Louisiana State University Museum of Art.
The collection was made possible through collaboration with Suzanne Fredericq, widow of the artist, who explains:
To view the Eugene James Martin collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click "Eugene James Martin." Or search the keywords: "eugene james martin"
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Eugene James Martin collection page.