biography of Antonio Pietro MARTINO (1902-1988)

Birth place: Philadelphia, PA

Addresses: Philadelphia, PA, 1925-60; Newtown Sq., PA, 1964-66; Thousand Oaks, CA, 1973

Profession: Painter

Studied: PMA Col. Art; La France Art Inst.; Albert Jean Adolphe.

Exhibited: Phila. AC, 1925 (prize); AIC, 1925-46 (prize); PAFA Ann., 1925-66 frequently (medal 1938); Phila. Sketch Cl., 1925 (prize), 1926 (med.); Sesqui-Centennial Expo., Phila., 1926 (med.); Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1926-55 (11 times); NAD, 1926 (prize), 1927 (prize), 1937 (prize), 1964 (Saltus Gold Medal); PM Sch. IA Alumni Assn., 1939 (med.); Wanamaker Regional Exh., 1935 (prize); GGE, 1940; CI, 1940-44; NAC, 1958 (gold); WMAA.

Member: A.N.A., 1938; NA, 1942; DaVinci Alliance; NAC (life mem.); AWCS; Philadelphia WCC; Woodmere Art Gal.

Work: NAD; PAFA; Reading (Pa.) Mus.; Butler Art Inst.; Springville Art Mus., Utah; Wanamaker Gal., Phila; IBM Collection. Commissions: portraits/landscapes, Misericordia Hosp., Philadelphia, 1962

Comments: Preferred medium: oils.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Prize Winning Watercolors (Allied Fla., 1963); Prize Winning Paintings (Margaret Harold Publ., 1964); Joseph Finigan, article in Am. Artist mag. (1925); Henry Pitz, Antonio P. Martino (G.A. Chidsey, NY, 1953); Ernest Watson, Composition, Landscape & Still Life (Watson-Guptill, 1959); Curtis, Curtis, and Lieberman, 66, 72, 184 (gives death date as 1993); Falk, Exh. Record Series.