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"Knox Martin: Living Legend" Exhibition Debuts at the Arlington Museum of Art

The Arlington Museum of Art announced its reopening this summer with the new exhibit, Knox Martin: Living Legend. This exhibition, which is exclusive to the AMA, includes the worldwide debut of Martin's never-before seen series, The Tomato Watercolors, and selections from Martin’s celebrated WOMAN and SHE series. Knox Martin: Living Legend runs from July 18 - October 11, 2020. 

Knox Martin was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1923. After serving in World War II, Martin attended the Art Students League of New York on the G.I. Bill. In 1954, Charles Egan of the renowned Charles Egan Gallery saw one of Martin's paintings at the Stable Gallery and invited him for a solo exhibition in celebration of the gallery's tenth anniversary. Since then, Martin has been a celebrated painter, sculptor and muralist.

Martin's work has been collected by museums, galleries, and corporate and private patrons worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution. Knox Martin is also a distinguished art educator. At 98, Martin is still actively working in New York City and has truly established himself as a living legend.

Knox Martin: Living Legend was curated through a collaboration with the AMA, Knox Martin, Hollis Taggart Galleries, and LG Tripp Gallery. The exhibition features 62 pieces of Martin’s work from 1952 to 2020.


In an effort to prioritize the safety of its visitors, volunteers and staff, the Arlington Museum of Art is implementing new health and safety procedures such as requiring face masks, checking the temperature of all who enter the museum, encouraging social distancing, and sanitizing high touch surfaces every 30 minutes. For more information and tickets, visit the Arlington Museum of Art website.

Source: Arlington Museum of Art