Knox Martin

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About Knox Martin

Colombian sculptor and painter whose best-known works include “Woman with Bicycle” and other large-scale murals. His 1970 mural, “Venus,” was 12 stories high and was placed on the south side of Bayview Correctional Facility.

Early life

He studied at the Art Students League of New York and is strongly associated with the New York School artistic movement.

Trivia

He taught at the Yale Graduate School of Art, New York University, and the University of Minnesota.

Family of Knox Martin

His father was a painter, poet, and American aviation pioneer who became the first to fly over the Andes mountains. He grew up with two brothers. 

Close associates of Knox Martin

His work was influenced by the art of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne.

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Jerry Harris

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About Jerry Harris

African-American abstract sculptor, collagist and writer known for being a constructivist sculptor. He was elected into The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.

Early life

He studied at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and San Francisco State University.

Trivia

He works primarily with wood, stone, bronze, fiberglass, clay, metal and mixed media.

Family of Jerry Harris

His wife Britt-Marie Olofsson-Harris died in 1996.

Close associates of Jerry Harris

He and Ralph Ellison both attended the Tuskegee Institute.

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Robert Graham

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About Robert Graham

Sculptor whose bronze figures can be found in prominent locations across the United States. He made the Charlie “Bird” Parker Memorial.

Early life

A few years after learning how to sculpt, his bronze works were displayed at influential galleries in America and Europe.

Trivia

He designed the Olympic Gateway in front of the Los Angeles Coliseum for the 1984 Olympics.

Family of Robert Graham

He married Anjelica Huston in 1992.

Close associates of Robert Graham

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger inducted him into the California Hall of Fame.

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Augusta Savage

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About Augusta Savage

Harlem Renaissance sculptor who served as an advocate for equal rights. Some of her notable works are called Gamin, W.E.B. Dubois, and Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Early life

She had early success molding clay structures at a booth at the Palm Beach County Fair in Florida, earning the substantial amount of $175 for her work.

Trivia

She was the first African-American accepted into the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors in 1934.

Family of Augusta Savage

She was very briefly married to James Savage before marrying Robert Lincoln Poston in 1923.

Close associates of Augusta Savage

Jacob Lawrence was a student of hers at the Savage Studio of Arts and Crafts.

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