ADRIAN MARTINEZ PRESENTS THE VISIONARY WORLD OF HUMPHRY MARSHALL 1750-1800

An exhibit of 12 original works of art depicting the people who built our nation and the people who lost their world.

The creation of this exhibit (11/4/2016 to 12/31/2017 at the Chester County Historical Society) involved four years of inspiration, research and hard work by artist Adrian Martinez.  However, he did not work alone.  Adrian had the help of his wife, Leah, and his son, Sebastian, in researching and writing the history of southeastern Pennsylvania in the eighteenth century.  They also helped organize photo shoots, research trips and meetings. The staff at the Chester County Historical Society worked hard on the exhibit preparation and installation, curating and preparing the historical objects, fact checking and editing the labels and planning fundraising events.

Adrian also had the tireless help and support of a large community of friends, enthusiasts and local historians. Each painting was created with the participation of live models (some were historical reenactors), hand-sewn reproduction clothing, and professional photographers who were there to document the process.   Caretakers and private landowners in Chester County gave him the use of important historical sites and numerous people donated their time and creativity to make sure that his vision could come alive.

Many wonderful friends helped raise money from generous individuals and several institutions also helped provide the funding to make it all possible.

Although the exhibit left the CCHS, please contact the artist’s studio (484-273-8352 or email info at adrianmartinez.com) if you would like to inquire about the purchase of a particular piece, or if you or your organization would be interested in exhibiting selections of the work.

PAINTINGS AVAILABLE TO VIEW BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT ADRIAN MARTINEZ BY PHONE OR EMAIL LISTED ABOVE.

GOODBYE TO THE EXHIBIT BUT NOT TO THE WORLD OF HUMPHRY MARSHALL

Downings’ Town

So the paintings are back in Downingtown and while they might miss the breathing room they had in the show, I am happy to have them close by.  I will miss seeing my work surrounded by the wonderful historical objects at the CCHS, but mostly I will miss the connection I felt with Rob Lukens while the exhibit was up.

Another thank you to everyone who gave their time, their money, their knowledge and their incredible resources to help in the creation and exhibition of this work.  Although the exhibit is over, the world of Humphry Marshall lives on in the research archives of the Chester County Historical Society for any future historian to see, and in some really spectacular footage of the show that Leah, Sebastian and I filmed.  If all goes well, perhaps we will have a catalog some day.

In the meantime, I am on to new paintings and new projects.  I hope everyone enjoyed seeing the exhibit as much as I enjoyed making it.