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Eugene J. Martin was an African-American painter working in an abstract style. Eugene Martin was born in Washington D.C. in the year 1938. His mother died giving birth to him. His father was a jazz musician.

After his mother died Eugene and his brother were placed in foster care. After running away on multiple occasions he was moved to a farm. He found an interestinghobby in painting the landscapes and portraits. The artist did not run away.

Eugene Martin attended the Corcoran School of Art located in Washington D.C.

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Below a brief interview with the artist:

Martin worked in oils, acrylics, and marker.

In this clip a few works by the artist:

In 2001 Eugene Martin had a brain hemmorrhage and a stroke whilst in the country of Belgium. The artist received therapy, and resumed painting until he passed away in 2005. He was 66 years of age.

Eugene Martin’s work is a great mix of abstraction and color. Martin also had a great eye for arranging shapes to give his work maximum movement.