Ezio Martinelli

Ezio Martinelli (November 27, 1913–1980) was an American artist who belonged to the New York School Abstract Expressionist artists, a leading art movement of the post-World War II era.[1]

Ezio Martinelli
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Born(1913-11-27)November 27, 1913
Saugerties, New York, USA
Known forPainting, sculpture
MovementAbstract expressionism; New York Figurative Expressionism


Martinelli was born on November 27, 1913 in West Hoboken, New Jersey.[2] He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna. He returned to the US and 1932-1936 studied at the National Academy of Design, NYC with Leon Kroll & Gifford Beal, drawing with Ivan Olinsky, and sculpture with long-time sculpture teacher, Robert Aiken.

Martinelli's taught at several universities from 1946 through 1975 including the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, Parsons School of Design, and Sarah Lawrence College. He was associated with the New York studio Atelier 17 from the late 1940s through the early 1950s.[2]

He died in 1980.[2]

Teaching positionsEdit

Federal Art Project WPAEdit

  • 1937-1941: easel painter and unit supervisor.

Selected solo exhibitionsEdit

Selected group exhibitionsEdit

Works in museums and public collectionsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Marika Herskovic, Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless (New York School Press, 2009.) ISBN 0-9677994-2-2. p.160
  2. ^ a b c "Ezio Martinelli Biography". Annex Galleries Fine Prints. Retrieved 13 May 2020.