ADA GALLERY 228 WEST BROAD STREET - RICHMOND VIRGINIA 23220

BERNARD MARTIN exhibitions

SEEKING THE COOL SIDE - SEPTEMBER 2019Placeholder image
SOLO BOOTH, NADA NY (ART FAIR) MARCH 2018 : BERNARD MARTIN, ADA GALLERYPlaceholder image




Born in Ferrum, Virginia on June 21, 1935, Bernard Martin received his MFA at Hunter College in 1962 , and his BFA at VCU in 1959.  He is professor emeritus of art at Virginia Commonwealth University where he was the first chair of the Department of Painting and Printmaking from 1966 to 1999.  Martin has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout it decades long career, including three separate traveling exhibitions with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Since 1965, Martin has exhibited in over 200 national and international group exhibitions. He has been the recipient of two Fellowships with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, and the Pollak Lifetime Achievement Award. Martin’s work is part of several public collections including – The Smithsonian American Art Collection, Art, Washington, D.C., the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. Martin created two novel covers of esteemed writer, Tom Robbins and is part of many private collections.


PERHAPS HE SHOULDN'T HAVE LEFT THE CITY : SEPTEMBER 2017Placeholder image
THE AUTHENTIC DEATH OF VINCENT VAN GOGH : APRIL 2016Placeholder image


LANDFILLS OF MY MIND : MAY 2012Placeholder image
NEW HEROES : JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2010Placeholder image


some older work below




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With Dubufett, acrylic on canvas, 55 1/2 x 47 inches, 2016

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With Magritte, acrylic on canvas, 55 1/2 x 47 inches, 2016

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With Sutra, 55 1/2 x 47 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2016

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Lichtenstein Look Mickey 1961 / Four Color #4 1940, acrylic on canvas, 66 1/2 x 49 inches, 2010

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Pettibone with Fischl, 63 x 49 inches, acrylic on canvas and panel, 2012

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A Bigger Splash with Father, 63 x 49 inches, acrylic on canvas and panel, 2012

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Meat with Mark, 63 x 49 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2010

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Picabia with Walking Man II, 63 x 49 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

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Roger With The Wrights, 63 x 49 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

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I Sold My Baby, 63 x 49 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

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Krazy Kat with African Mask, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2008

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Sensation With Fur Lined Teacup, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2007

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Reform School Girl With R. Mutt's Urinal, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2008

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Real Life With Heroes, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2008

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Magic With Rearview Eyes, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2008

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Krazy Kat With de Chirico, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2007

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John Wayne With Me As A Kid II, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2008

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King With Three Flags, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2007

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Camera With Action Painting, 63 x 46 inches, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2007

CONTACT ADA GALLERY FOR IMAGES AND AVAILABILITY, adagallery@gmail.com
below is an image of a previous exhibit of Bernard Martin's work at ADA gallery.  
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Bernard Martin, Plastic Man With "X", 2007-08, 63 x 46", oil and acrylic on canvas


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