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Courtesy the estate of Kenneth and Mary Martin

Born in Folkstone, Mary Martin Studied at Goldsmith College in 1925 – 29 followed by the Royal College of Art from 1929 to 32, ,marrying Kenneth Martin 1930. Much of their exhibition history and biography is the same as they had such a close working relationship. Having exhibited at the A.I.A from 1934 onwards under her maiden name of Balmford mainly as a landscape and still life painter, like Kenneth Martin, her work evolved towards the abstract style as a result of exhibiting with the London Group from 1932 and becoming a member of the group in 1959. During this time she also taught at Chelmsford School of Art from 1941 – 44.

Mary painted her first abstract picture in 1950, and made her first reliefs in 1951. H...

Rotation MM1 - Mary Martin

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Rotation MM1, 1969

Polystyrene & Mirror
12.7 x 12.7 x 10 cms
(4.99 x 4.99 in)

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