Born 1937, Barry, Wales, UK. Slade School of Art Graduate (1961) Multi award-winning landscape and figurative painter. Martinez' paintings feature in the UK National collection and have been purchased by many academic and prestigious public figure collectors.
After building success throughout the 1960s and 1970s Martinez decided to withdraw from the gallery system as in his own words "I became increasingly worried that it was in charge of me. I knew I would no longer be in the commercial art market, but consider painting to be of more personal value, if I took time out to deepen my knowledge and depth of painting”.
He lived, worked and exhibited for many years in Tuscany, Italy and returned to England where he has had recent exhibitions: Cork Street Gallery, London, 2009 and Solo Show, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2015.
Raymond Martinez currently resides in London.
1959 BA Fine Art Cardiff College of Art
1959-1961 Slade School of Fine Art – studied the nude figure
First Prize Landscape Painting
First Prize Figurative Painting
1961-1962 Slade School of Fine Art Postgraduate Study
1962-1963 Abbey Major Scholarship to The British School in Rome
1963 The Gulbenkian Foundation Award
1964 – 1977 Lefevre Gallery, London
Lefevre Gallery, London
The Premio del Fiorino, Firenze and
The Biennale Firenze
1968 Vaccarino Gallery, Florence
1971 Schneider Gallery, Rome
2009 Solo Show Cork Street Gallery, London
2015 Solo Show, The Brick Lane Gallery, London