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Fred Martin, Dean Emeritus – Top Artist

Oakland, CA- Fred Martin, Dean Emeritus, Top Artist, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Artist in the field of Art and Education as a Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Artist at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Fred Martin – Top Artist

An aesthete, Mr. Martin has been recognized for the profound impact he has had on students and artists throughout his extensive employment at the San Francisco Art Institute. Most of his career was spent at the institute, helping it thrive into the prominent institution it is today. From 1958 to 1965, he served as director of exhibitions before rising to ranks of director of the college. By 1983, he ascended to dean of academic affairs, retiring in 1992. In light of his incredible impact on SFAI, he sustains as an important figure within the institute.

Creative and inquisitive, Mr. Martin has many specialties including leadership in art, higher education, writing, and experimenting with different media. In addition to his work at SFAI, he served as consulting editor for ArtWeek from 1976 to 1992 and lecturer for the American Psychological Association (APA), and National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). He continues painting exquisite pieces, especially acrylics on paper.

Mr. Martin prepared for his career by attending the University of California at Berkeley, earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1949. He then completed post graduate course work at SFAI (formerly the California School of Fine Arts), transitioning back to the UC at Berkeley where he received a Master of Arts (MA) in 1954.

Oakland, CA- Fred Martin, Dean Emeritus, Top Artist, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Artist in the field of Art and Education as a Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Artist at the San Francisco Art Institute.

A pillar in the art community, Mr. Martin has had over fifty solo exhibits throughout California and in the following Chinese cities: Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Shandong, as well as nearly fifty group exhibits. As a testament to his exceptional talents, he received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Richmond Art Center in California, Oakland Art Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Venerated throughout the globe, he has been cited in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, and Marquis Who’s Who.

A published author, Mr. Martin has shared his breadth of expertise in numerous books and essays such as “The Large Watercolors 1981-82” published before 1990 and “Old Age Art–Kandinsky and Content” published in 2016.

Mr. Martin dedicates this recognition to David Park and in loving memory of Professor Glenn Wessells.
For more information, please visit www.fredmartin.net

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