Fred Martin

Professor Emeritus

Fred Martin is a painter and a writer whose first one person show was at the Contemporary Gallery in Sausalito (1949); whose most recent exhibitions were one person shows at the Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento (2013); the Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco (2014); and group shows at the SZ Art Center, Beijing and the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China (2014). His most recent award The Alfred Easton Poor Award, National Academy, NYC (2008).

Selected Exhibitions: 

  • Fred Martin, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento CA, 2011 and 2009
  • Fred Martin, Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley, Idaho, 2007
  • The Art of Fred Martin, A Retrospective, 1948-2003, Oakland Museum of California, 2003

Selected Publications: 

  • Lessons from the Masters, Green Gates Press, 2009
  • ”Thoughts About Old Age Style,” paper for symposium “Styles of Aging and Dying: Artistic Production in Late-Life,” at American Psychological Association, 2007
  • A Travel Book, Arion Press, 1976


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1949
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1954
  • Study with David Park, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still at California School of Fine Arts (now SFAI)


A large collection of my art history and other essays is available at my website, and my books, published by Green Gates Press, are available at the link "Publications" on the site. Or by searching my name on Amazon or at "" who prints the books for Green Gates Press.