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Ronald Albert Martin

Ronald Martin (b. Ronald Albert Martin) is a Canadian post-war and contemporary abstract painter. Born in London, Ontario, 1943, he is associated with London Regionalism art movement in Canadian art that took place in London, Ontario, home of the founding of Canadian Artists’ Representation in 1968. Martin believes that paint can act as a subject matter and focuses on the manipulation and performative action of the medium, stating that colour can “be totally representational of both is being and its appearance.”

Since 1965, Martin has maintained an active studio practice and had solo and group exhibitions across Canada, New York, Germany, Japan and France. Martin was selected to represent Canada in the Venice Biennale and has won numerous Canada Council awards as well as the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.

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