Giovanni Martino, N.A., AWS (1908-1998)
Giovanni Martino took evening classes at a number of local institutions, including the Spring Garden Institute, La France Art Institute (where he studied under Albert Jean Adolphe), the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (c.1920).
Martino apprenticed for 2 years, studying commercial art, lettering, design and layout, but it was his fine art that solidified his place in the art world. Throughout his career he sketched and painted various landscapes of industrial scenes in Philadelphia, primarily in Manayunk. Throughout his career he received numerous prestigious awards and honors including A National Academician, NYC (youngest ever), and was a member of the AWS. He exhibited in prominent museums and galleries including the Metropolitan Museum and the National Academy of Design, NYC, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA, the Art Institute of Chicago, lL, the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, among others.