Percy Martin

Percy Martin is a printmaker and teacher of art who has lived in Washington, D.C., since 1947. For over twenty-five years, he has been quietly working on a series of lush and technically complex prints detailing the daily lives and rituals of the Bushmen, a mythological people and culture born of Martin’s imagination. Martin studies printmaking and graphic design at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he received a Ford Fellowship in 1966. Later, the National Endowment for the Arts also awarded him, in 1975, with an Artist in Residence. He studied in 1974 and in 1984 at the Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, and at the National Collection of Fine arts, Graphic workshop. His work is found in numerous private collections and the collections of the Washington Post, the University of Maryland, and the National Collection of American Art.