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Artist Biography

 Martin Lewis, born in Castlemain, Australia, studied art at the J. Ashton Art School in Sydney. After school Lewis emigrated to San Francisco in 1900 then moved and settled in New York City. His specialty was etchings as well as oil paintings and he taught many American artists of his day how to print, one of his students being Edward Hopper. Lewis was a member of the Society of American Etchers, the Chicago Society of Etchers and the American Watercolor Society. His work was also exhibited nation-wide and he was awarded numerous prizes for his prints and paintings.

Works by Martin Lewis are now held in important museum collections, both nationally and internationally, such as: Boston Museum of the Fine Arts, MA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; New York Public Library; National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; University of Glasgow, Scotland.