Martin John Garhart – 2020 Brinton 101
Martin John Garhart is an artist, teacher, and author. His works reside in over forty institutions including the British Museum, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institute, and the Nicolaysen Museum, as well as numerous private collections. He has held Ucross Foundation Artist in Residences (twice), a William Allen White Artist in Residence in Rocky Mountain National Park, a Wyoming Council for the Arts Artist in Residence at Northwest College, and over the past eighteen years his works have consistently been part of annual shows at the Brinton Museum. After teaching basic drawing for more than thirty years, with students like Bill Waterson (Calvin and Hobbs) and Jim Borgman (Zits) and believing that anyone can learn to draw, he has written a book based on that belief, DRAWING TO LEARN, LEARNING TO DRAW.
He is a Professor of Art Emeritus from Kenyon College, in Gambier Ohio, where he taught Studio Art for thirty-one years. After retiring from Kenyon he followed Cynthia’s (his partner) career and returned to the West where she is a therapist and teaches Qigong. He now splits his time between his studio in Powell, WY and his cabin/studio in the Black Hills.
His work can be viewed on this website: martingarhart.com