This collection contains framed prints created by local artist Larry K. Martin. Martin is a native of Alabama and holds a Ph.D. from Tulane University. He pursued a career in tropical medicine, having researched at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and in the field in the Amazon rainforests of Colombia and Brazil. He eventually began to work in wildlife conservation, and was the curator of the Anniston Museum of Natural History. He began painting circa 1976, primarily using soft acrylics. He sells his paintings and prints of said paintings through the Wren’s Nest Gallery located at 100 Choccolocco Street, Oxford, Alabama (within the Oxford Performing Arts Center).
Martin favors subjects that feature wildlife and nature, and his original paintings and prints have been acquired by major corporate and private collections (eg, President George H.W. Bush, Bob Hope, both Houses of the US Congress, the Audubon Naturalist Society, etc.). He is featured in Who’s Who in American Art and David Goldblatt’s Artists of the Century.
Latham, Bethany, "Larry Martin Prints: Finding Aid" (2022). Finding Aids. 23.