Martin Sumers (1922-2012) is arguably one of the most accomplished and expressive artists of the 20th century.  By profession, Sumers was a printmaker in New York City.  The discovery of his private works upon his death showed another side to Sumers--a side that was almost singularly focused on interpretation of the female figure.  The Martin Sumers Collection, procured in its' entirety, is now being curated for acquisition by galleries, collectors and museums.

 

Martin Sumers (1922-2012)

 

Born : New York City 1922

Occupation : Painter

Education : University of Pennsylvania

Exhibits (solo)

Art Fair Gallery 1962; Nordness Gallery 1963, 1964; Art Fair Gallery drawing 1966; Martin Sumers Graphics 1986

Exhibits (group)

Aspects Gallery 1960; Art Fair Gallery 1960-1967; Hudson River Museum 1960; Montclair Art Museum 1964, 1967; New York Worlds Fair 1965; New Jersey State Museum State Annuals 1965, 1966, 1967; The Pratt Center for Contemporary Printmaking 1966; Forum Gallery, Sculpture; Art Fair Gallery Sculpture 1968; Art Center of Northern New Jersey 1968; American Academy of Arts and Letters 1968; Art in Park in Paterson NJ, Sculpture, 2nd. prize 1970


Holdings

New Jersey State Museum; Butler Institute of American Art; Roanoke Fine Arts Center; Housatonic College; Pen Morton College; University of North Carolina; Cornell College; Cedar Rapids Art Center; University of Miami; Slater Memorial Gallery in CT; Smith College in MA; Brandeis Rose Art Museum; Rollins College in Winter Park, FL; De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, NE; Albrecht Gallery in St. Joseph, MO; Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences; State University of New York; State University College in Potsdam, NY; St. Laurence University; Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences; Canton Art Institute; Russell Sage College in Albany, NY