AMA presents Knox Martin: Living Legend July 18 – Oct. 11

Allow us to introduce you to the man behind the works of our upcoming exhibit, Knox Martin.

Knox Martin was born in 1923 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He is the son of the aviator, painter, and poet William Knox Martin, the first man to fly over the Andes mountains. After serving in World War II, Knox Martin attended the Art Students League of New York on the G.I. Bill from 1946-1950, where he studied with Harry Sternberg, Vaclav Vytlacil, Will Barnet, and Morris Kantor.

In 1954, Knox Martin’s friend Franz Kline placed a painting of his in the Stable Gallery Annual. Charles Egan of the renowned Charles Egan Gallery saw Knox Martin’s painting at the Stable Gallery and asked Martin to show his work in a one-man show for the tenth anniversary of the Egan Gallery.

Since then, Knox Martin has been a celebrated painter, sculptor, and muralist. Knox Martin has an extensive exhibition record and his work is in museums, corporate and private collections worldwide. His two best-known murals in New York City are Venus and Woman with Bicycle. Knox Martin has been the recipient of many grants and awards. Knox Martin has led a distinguished career teaching art and has been featured in world-renowned institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Martin has established himself as a living legend.

Knox Martin lives and works in New York City. Purchase Tickets Here

Dallas Observer’s piece on him:

Knox is a very distinguished painter and has an extensive list of solo and group exhibitions all over the world. Here’s a list of his accomplishments:

Arlington Museum of Art

We’re back! After almost 4 months, we are reopening our doors to the public and we could not have asked for a better exhibit to kick off our comeback!
We know that everyone is concerned about the risks involved with going to public spaces and we want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to make our museum a low stress and low risk destination for your and your loved ones.
Please know that above all else, we are prioritizing health and safety. Below, you will find a list of our new COVID-19 policies. We have taken great time and care with our new rules and regulations to ensure the safest possible environment. Purchase Tickets Here
Safety First PLEASE do not come if you believe you have COVID-19, are exhibiting symptoms, or have tested positive and have not been clear of symptoms for 72 hours or more.  Front desk staff and volunteers will take your temperature upon your arrival.  ATTENDANCE will be limited to 50% capacity, per the State of Texas guidelines.  TICKETS must be purchased online to ensure a “no touch” transaction. FACE COVERINGS OR MASKS are required. We recommend bringing your own face covering, but free disposable masks will be available at the front desk.  SOCIAL DISTANCING will be encouraged.  BRING YOUR DEVICE for interactive content.  We have implemented new interactive content accessible from your device to reduce any interaction and touching.  Please avoid touching any surfaces throughout the facility, unless absolutely necessary.  Please limit bathroom capacity to one person at a time. 

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