East Texas artist Anthony Martin, who graduated from Cleveland High School in 1960, had many works that rose to prominence and were featured in prestigious art galleries and art publications starting in the 1960s through the 1980s.
Martin was born in 1941 and grew up in East Texas before moving to an area located in Northeast Texas, where he has resided for most of his adult life.
Among artists today, Martin’s technique is considered rather unique. Many of his works were created using ‘egg tempura medium,’ which is a fast-drying and preserving technique that was employed in ancient times until approximately 1,500 AD, which is when oil paints came into popularity. Egg tempura medium was used in most of the major classical works of art that were created prior to the 14th century.