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I would like some information on an artist named Frank Martin. I have a print titled Promenade signed & numbered 148/150. The only thing I have been able to learn is he was born in 1921. His work was mainly young nude women. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

-- Floyd E. Pratt (, October 23, 1999


Frank Martin dies earlier this year or last year in Dieppe, France.

I have a couple of his works. One of Vera Ellen and one called "Entrance". I believe they are each worth arounn 800 - 1000. they are like yours limited editions.

Other collectors include Elton John and Michael Caine

-- Ed Niman (, October 02, 2001.

I have a print titled Translantic Merry Go Round by a Frank Martin and I was also trying to find out something about him. Translantic Merry Go Round was a movie made in 1934. This print is of a group of women doing a Busby Berkley type water ballet. Did you find out anything about this artist? Thank you, Margaret

-- Margaret Renz (, November 21, 2001.

I have a book, published in the uk by academy editions/st martins press. he is/was a graphic artist in the uk. Most of the illustrations are of 1920's movie stars or 1920's scenes, all done in the 1970's or 1980's.

i have two limited edition prints.

-- kaye howe (, April 02, 2002.

We also have two signed limited edition prints by Frank Martin: Formal and Classical portrait of Miss Evelyn Kelly 4/25 The Talmadje Sisters 24/30 We would be interseted in any information about these.

-- Charles and Carol Trevor-Roper (, January 05, 2003.


-- steve kelly (, February 02, 2003.

I am also seeking information about Frank Martin. I have three limited editions all signed by the artist in pencil:

Vampire 20/30

Rue d'Alesia 23/30

Montparnasse - Moderne 48/75

-- Colin Woods (, February 09, 2003.

I am not a dealer, but started a collection of Frank Martin prints 30 years ago, and am interested in purchasing further examples

-- Graham Gent (, February 16, 2003.

Hi....I too have a limited edition Frank Martin Print....Jessie Mathews (21/50)...I purchased it at an Antique show in Kensington (London) about 14 years ago. I believe I paid about 80 pounds. I haven't been able to find any more information on him however I have found a dealer that seems to have some info. on him. I also have a signed, first edition of his book....purchased at the same time in London.

So...anybody out there who can shed some light on where we can find more would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

-- Janet Latremouille (, February 26, 2003.

This is not an answer, but Frank Martin was born in 1921 and was head of arts at Cambden School of art?? I have 2 limited edition prints of his which I purchased in 1979 from Christies Contemporary Art. Namely Montparnasse Bienvenue and Sevres Babylon both signed and titled by the artist 75 of 150.

-- Mark Young (, May 01, 2003.

I have a great selection of Frank Martin woodcuts and other Printmakers from London Arts. Please contact me for more details.

-- adam (, May 21, 2003.

I have 3 prints signed in pencil and all numbered 3/30 - head print, hand print and foot print - also a book Hollywood Continental


-- paul conneally (, August 21, 2003.

Frank Martin is alive and well and living outside London He is in his mid eighties now and not printing any more. Recently he has done some books but no prints for many years. Vivien Starr

-- vivien starr (, October 24, 2003.

frank martin is alive though in his 80's and retired he has just released a book called shadowland i have a fair collection of his limited edition prints and 3 originals for sale please contact me if interested tony

-- anthony brown (, April 01, 2004.

I am currently selling a Frank Martin print on EBAY called "Riva Bella" which is numbered 20/25. It is item #3726212244, if you want to look at it....

-- Christine (, May 23, 2004.


I currently have an original pencil/colour drawng by Frank Martin, subject is the wonderful Marilyn Munroe, the image is very simple yet powerful and thought provoking, it is also signed bottom right had corner.

If anyone is interested please email me for further info and pictures.



-- C2ANE (, June 03, 2004.

I have a Frank Martin print entitled 'Promenade'- 56/150. I would be prepared to consider selling it.

-- JOY DAVIES (, June 17, 2004.

I am an avid collector of Frank Martin but still have space for more.

Please let me know if you have anything to sell, would like to view my collection or would like any info.

-- Dougie Wright (, July 30, 2004.

Subject: Frank Martin.

I have a picture signed in pencil by Frank Martin. It is titled "some of these days". It also has the letters AP written in pencil. Can anyone explain these letters and also a rough valuation. It measures about 30cms X 23cms. Many thanks, Peter.


The website has a good biography of Frank Martin available. I have 2 prints Lillian Gish Artist proof and Clara Bow 10/20 both signed That I bougt in Boston in the early 1970's and would gladly sell them to a collector or museum.

-- R D Miller (, November 17, 2004.

have left previous message but have changed email address,still have fair sized collection that is for sale due to new partner not keen and it seems a shame to keep in store cheers tony

-- tony brown (, December 19, 2004.

I have a collection of Frank Martin original drypoints(we have number 21 out of a series of 30) this is of 10 poses. The subjuect is Marie-- a series of Nudes. I would like any additional infor on them or to know if anyone is interested in them for their collection

-- terry hollander (, December 25, 2004.

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