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Painting the Revolution: An Evening with Artist Adrian Martinez

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$25.00 General Public | $20.00 Society of the Cincinnati Members & ARI Associates

Join us as we welcome artist Adrian Martinez and his paintings to Anderson House. In 2017, Martinez, a native of Washington, D.C., was commissioned to create ten original paintings depicting various scenes of the Battle of Brandywine, fought on September 11, 1777, in southeastern Pennsylvania. To date, he has completed four of these commissioned paintings. Unlike many historical artists who only depict the combat of major battles, Martinez fuses war with the personal experiences of soldiers and civilians caught in the fray. This program brings the completed paintings together for the first time, allowing guests to meet the artist and learn about his methods, creative processes, and fascinating career while viewing his work and enjoying light refreshments. This program will be held in-person at Anderson House. Registration is required.

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Andrew Outten, Historical Programs Manager
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About The Artist:

Adrian Martinez is an internationally known professional artist whose work combines a
rigorously classical technique with an intensely emotional vision. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, but grew up in Washington, D.C. He studied painting and printmaking and received degrees from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland (BFA), St. Martin’s School of Art in London, England (CS) and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (MA). Adrian is also an art instructor and lecturer who speaks on subjects which include art history, old master techniques, art appreciation, and early Pennsylvania History.

Adrian’s work is featured in public and private collections in the United States and Europe. Former president George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush commissioned him to paint two large landscapes commemorating the National Park’s theme for the White House holiday season in 2007 and these two works are now installed in the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Adrian also designed the White House Holiday Card for President and Mrs. Bush in 2001. In 2010, Adrian was invited to Ankara University in Turkey to the Artist in Residence Symposium and two paintings are now part of the Ankara University collection.

Some of his other public works include an 8x16 foot mural installed at Marshall High School in Marshall, Texas and a 10x20 foot mural which depicts the history of the Waggoner Ranch in the Red River Valley Museum in Vernon, Texas. He was commissioned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to commemorate St. John Neumann and St. Katherine Drexel with an etching in 2000. Adrian created and curated a show at the Chester County Historical Society centered around twelve original paintings depicting the history of Southeastern Pennsylvania from 1750 to 1800. Adrian is a member of the Downingtown Friends Meeting, is on the Board of Trustees for Old Caln Meetinghouse, is a former board member of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates and serves on the Downingtown Planning Commission. For more information about Adrian Martinez, or to view his work, visit