Eugene James Martin (Washington, D.C.,
July 24, 1938 – Lafayette, Louisiana, January 1, 2005) was an
African-American visual artist.
Eugene J. Martin’s art is best known for his imaginative, complex mixed media collages on paper, his often gently humorous pencil and pen and ink drawings, and his paintings on paper and canvas that may incorporate whimsical allusions to animal, machine and structural imagery among areas of “pure”, constructed, biomorphic, or disciplined lyrical abstraction. Martin called many of his works straddling both abstraction and representation “satirical abstracts”.He did not create sculptures.................More