biography of Joseph DEMARTINI (1896-1984)

Birth place: Mobile, AL

Addresses: New York, NY

Profession: Painter

Studied: NAD, with Leon Krill & Ivan Olinsky; ASL

Exhibited: WMAA, 1934, 1942-45; City Art Mus. of Saint Louis, 1938, 1941, 1942 & 1946; CAM, 1938, 1941-42, 1946; WFNY, 1939; PAFA, 1940-53 (gold medal, 1952); AIC, 1940-42,1944; deYoung Mem. Mus., 1941, 1943; MoMA, 1941-43; CI, 1941, 1943-44, 1946; Colorado Springs FAC, 1942; PMG, 1942-43; Pepsi-Cola, 1944 (prize); WMA, 1945; Critics Choice, NYC, 1945; NAD, 1947; BM, 1943; Corcoran Gal, 1941-53; Virginia MFA, Richmond, 1942, 1944 & 1946; John Herron AI, 1945; Nebraska AA, 1945-46. Other awards: Guggenheim fellowship, 1951

Member: ANA; Audubon Artists; Am. Artists Congress.

Work: Addison Gallery Am. Art, Andover, MA; City Art Mus., Saint Louis; BMFA; MoMA; MMA; PMG; CAM; Brooks Mem. Museum, Memphis; Univ. Arizona; Walker AC; Rochester Mem. Mus.; Farnsworth Mus., Wellesley, MA; Wichita AM; New Britain Inst.; Canajoharie Art Gal.; State Dept., Washington, DC; Pepsi-Cola Collection; IBM; Nebraska AA; Phillips Mem. Gal., Washington, DC.

Comments: Son of an Alabama fisherman, De Martini's formal education ended with grammar school. In later years did not exhibit his work, saying he only wanted time to paint. Painting locations include Monhegan Island (Me.). Teaching: Univ. Georgia, 1952-53.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Rosamond Frost, included in Contemporary Art: The March of Art from Cezanne Until Now (Crown, 1942); Emily Genauer, included in Best of Art (Doubleday, 1948); John I.H. Baur, included in Revolution and Tradition in Modern American Art (Harvard Univ. Press, 1959); Curtis, Curtis, and Lieberman, 72, 145, 182; Falk, Exh. Record Series.