At the Theatre No. 8, 1970
Oil on Paper
Andrew Martin inspired art students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) for over thirty years. During his tenure from 1964 until 1995, Martin’s identifiable European academy style of training showed through student work. He was such a great influence, that his students referred to themselves as followers of the Greensboro School. Born in Paris and the son of a figural sculptor, Martin’s ties to art began early. His formal studies led him to The Art Institute of Chicago and the L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
At the Theatre No. 8 illustrates Martin’s philosophy on the importance of visual experience. Rather than imbedding iconography or narrative, he satisfies the senses, relying on the natural process of observing the subject. Martin’s use of vibrant color pervades the span of his work.
Works by Bruce Shores, Rebecca Fagg, Chris Stephens, Anne Wilkenson, Richard Fennell and Raymond Berry, are included in the Weaver Foundation Collection and represent just a few of the students Martin influenced.