“Bill Martin, an internationally renowned artist, will forever be associated with the “Visionary Art” movement. His paintings explored the universe and portrayed it in its most spectacular, beautiful forms. Bill’s intricately-painted images have captured the imagination of millions of people around the world.
Bill’s works are exhibited worldwide from the USA to England, France, Japan, Canada, Australia, India and the Czech Republic. His paintings are in the public collections of AT&T, San Francisco International Airport, Boise Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of Art in California, Neue Galerie der Stadt in Germany, Corning Glass in Ohio, Capital Research and Management in Los Angeles, and the Vesti Corporation in Boston, among others.
In the introduction to his book, Lost Legends, Bill described his art, process and philosophy as follows: “There seem to be two distinct but compatible directions in my art. The first is concerned with the depiction of imagined realities. The other is the depiction of perceived realities. By observing the existing subjects I am drawn to paint, I find new underlying currents in my own subconscious. Thus in my art I explore the conscious, subconscious, and the intercommunication between.”
William Henry Martin was born in South San Francisco on January 22, 1943. He received his BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and is the author of the books Paintings 1969-1979 and the aforementioned Lost Legends. Bill taught at the University of California, Berkeley, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Academy of Art University.”