Title: Dean Emeritus
Company: San Francisco Art Institute
Location: Oakland, California, United States
Fred Martin, Dean Emeritus at San Francisco Art Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art and higher education.
Delving into his career after taking an aptitude test which revealed that he would succeed in the realm of art, Mr. Martin pursued education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1949. Completing postgraduate coursework at the California School of Fine Arts, now known as the San Francisco Art Institute, he returned to the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained a Master of Arts in 1954. He commenced his career as a registrar at the Oakland Art Museum in California, serving in this role from 1955 to 1958, before serving the San Francisco Art Institute for the remainder of his career. A director of exhibitions from 1958 to 1965, he also served as the director of the college for a decade before becoming the dean of academic affairs from 1983 to 1992. He cites the highlight of his career to be the time he spent at the institute, where he helped the facility grow into the prominent entity it is today.
Renowned for his artwork, Mr. Martin has had 55 solo exhibitions displayed in Hangzhou, China, and in multiple cities in California. He has also displayed his work in 48 group exhibitions in China and the United States. Demonstrating versatility in his field, he was the author of “From an Antique Land,” “A Travel Book” and “Beulah Land.” He was also a consulting editor for ArtWeek from 1976 to 1992 and was a lecturer for the American Psychological Association, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Center of Photography and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
In light of all of his accomplishments, Mr. Martin has garnered multiple accolades. The recipient of an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, he also received a prize from the Richmond Art Center in California and several more prizes from the Oakland Art Museum. He has also received awards from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for his exceptional talents in art. Notably, he has been cited in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.
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