In Focus Podcast

Episode 47

Ben was trained in New York City’s fabled institutions including The Cooper Union, the Brooklyn Museum Art School, and The Art Students League. 

Ben Martinez

Welcome art educator and painter Ben Martinez to In-Focus Podcast Number 47. Ben is a native of New York City.

He is a graduate of The Cooper Union and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and The Art Students League. Ben also taught at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, Boston University, and most especially, the fabled Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Ben Martinez has exhibited at the original Bowery Gallery, back when it was actually on the Bowery, as well as Gallery 120 in NYC, and several other prestigious galleries. He’s lived and spent extended periods of time in New York City and Italy and, on and off, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he has maintained a studio since 1971.

Listen in on his conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves more into Ben’s experience as a painter both here, New York City, and in Italy as well as his tenure at the Swain School of Design of days gone by!

Recorded with Zoom during the pandemic. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PODCAST LINK or LISTEN HERE(new episodes are added a short time after being posted here)

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are embarking on are still in the making and very organic. At this critical time in our country’s history, as we are experiencing and attempting to remain safely at home during the Covid 19 Pandemic, we will continue to podcast. This episode was assisted by Zoom. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!

Ben Martinez

132 East Clinton St.
New Bedford, MA 02740



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