Xavier Martínez
Mexican-American, 1869-1943

Born and raised in Guadalajara, Xavier Martínez pursued an artistic education in America after becoming orphaned and consequently sponsored by a family who worked for Mexico's foreign office and believed he held artistic promise. The family paid for his education at the California School of Design, which lead to an invitation to the Bohemian Club and a scholarship at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Upon returning to the U.S., Martínez started a studio in San Francisco on the historic "Montgomery Block", which became a cultural hub for the bohemian scene; the studio would be destroyed in the earthquake of 1906. Aside from helping establish the California Society of Artists, Martínez is known for his etching, lithography, and tonal atmospheric paintings with blurred, simplified forms and a limited color palette.

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