Knox Martin


Birthday February 12, 1923

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Barranquilla, Colombia

DEATH DATE May 15, 2022 (99)

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Colombian sculptor and painter whose best-known works include "Woman with Bicycle" and other large-scale murals. His 1970 mural, "Venus," was 12 stories high and was placed on the south side of Bayview Correctional Facility.

Before Fame

He studied at the Art Students League of New York and is strongly associated with the New York School artistic movement.


He taught at the Yale Graduate School of Art, New York University, and the University of Minnesota.

Family Life

His father was a painter, poet, and American aviation pioneer who became the first to fly over the Andes mountains. He grew up with two brothers. 

Associated With

His work was influenced by the art of post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne.