2022 04 07Jon de Martin: American painter in VeniceSmith library
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Please join us for a talk with artist Jon de Martin. He will be previewing a new series, discussing his artwork and his references to old master techniques.
This presentation will be about Jon’s artistic travels to Venice Italy, and how he absorbed the art, architecture and culture of Venice. He will share what he has learned along the way, how he selects a site, what materials he uses, and how he develops an idea from the sketch to the finished painting. The evolution of every picture is an adventure in itself and it teaches one new lessons every time. The education of an artist never ends!
Jon de Martin‘s work centers on the human figure within an environment with an emphasis on 16– 18th century drawing techniques, but applied to contemporary subject matter. He stresses the importance of drawing from both life and the imagination as the ultimate goal in composition and picture making.
His work has been exhibited at the Albright Knox Museum, the Cameron Museum, the Arnot Museum, the Florence Griswald Museum, the Butler Museum of Art, and the Beijing World Art Museum. He’s exhibited at the Hirschl & Adler Gallery and had a one-man show at the John Pence Gallery. DeMartin has taught life drawing and painting for more than twenty-years at schools including the Arts Students League, the Grand Central Academy of Art, the Janus Collaborative School of Art and Studio Incamminati. He is the author of Drawing Atelier THE FIGURE: how to draw in the classical style, which has been translated into Chinese and French.
Jon can also be found on Instagram: jondemartin