biografia di Xavier Timoteo MARTINEZ (1869-1943)

Birth place: Guadalajara, Mexico

Death place: Carmel, CA

Addresses: San Fran., CA; Piedmont, CA

Profession: Painter, etcher, lithographer, writer, illustrator, teacher

Studied: Liceo de Varones, Guadalajara; Mark Hopkins Inst., San Francisco, with A. Mathews, 1895; Ecole des Beaux-Arts, with Gérôme; Académie Carrière, 1897-01.

Exhibited: San Fran. AA, 1895 (gold)-1927; Paris Expo., 1900 (prize); Bohemian Cl., 1904, 1936; Del Monte Gal., 1907; P.-P. Expo., San Francisco, 1915 (gold, prize); Calif.-Pac. Int'l Expo., San Diego, 1935; SFMA, 1935; Oakland Mus. Art, 1974 (retrospective).

Member: AFA; San Fran. Sketch Cl.; Bohemian Cl.; San Francisco AA; Athenian Cl. of Oakland

Work: Crocker Mus., Sacramento; Mills Col. Art Gal., Oakland; Monterey Peninsula Mus. of Art; Oakland Mus. Art; Bohemian Cl.; de Young Mem. Mus.; Oakland Art. Gal.; Sierra Nevada Mus., Reno; Art Mus., Guadalajara.

Comments: He came to San Francisco in 1893, where his stepfather was consul-general. After six years in Paris, he became one of San Francisco's famous bohemians, known by his colorful attire. All his work was lost in the 1906 fire and he moved to the hills of Piedmont. Illustrator: El Zarco, pub. W.W. Norton. Position: teacher, Calif. Sch. Arts &Crafts, 1908-42. On the day of his death, the California Legislature adjourned early in his memory.

Sources: WW40; Hughes, Artists in California, 359; P&H Samuels, 307-08.

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