Collection: MARTIN GRELLE

     Martin Grelle is a  painter.  But he is more than that.  He is a dramatist who performs on canvas.  Martin's scenes of Native Americans show us the theater in their lives.  His works depict poignant moments that arise as they go about their day.   We can experience the drama in Martin's scenes and feel the emotions experienced by the original people on our continent.  

     Martin demonstrates a remarkable ability to see what isn't there.  Most painters work from life, from a photograph, from a sketch or just from memory.  Martin works from his mind’s eye.  He visualizes scenes for us the likes of which have not happened on this planet for centuries, even millennia.  And he does so in detail.  Martin is a time-traveler with a brush and a palette.  Through Martin's work we travel back in time to the Late Stone Age and visit the people who inhabited that long-gone era.

     His art is both an education and an adventure.   No wonder his work is so highly prized. --PEO

     Born and raised in Clifton, Texas, Martin Grelle and his wife, Joyce, still live on a small ranch a few miles from town. His studio sits in the picturesque Meridian Creek Valley, surrounded by the oak & cedar-covered hills of Bosque County, just a short distance from his home.

     Martin began drawing & painting when he was very young. He adappeared in his first one-man show at a local gallery within a year of graduating from high school in 1973. In the 44 years since that time, he has produced some 30 one-man exhibitions, including annual shows at Overland Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona from 1989 through 2014, and has won countless awards of both regional & national importance at shows around the country.  

     Martin Grelle has a great sense of responsibility to his collectors, which fills his heart every morning when he walks into the studio, believing that what he does is a gift entrusted to him from God, and must not be left unused or taken for granted, but developed and improved.

     Beyond his studio, Martin strives to pass on what others have passed to him. He has given multiple demonstrations around the country, teaches an annual weekend workshop along with his good friend, and fellow CA, Bruce Greene – which they have done for 24 years straight - and mentors other aspiring artists by critiquing their work.

Provenance

Martin Grelle has won the Prix de West Purchase Award, twice (one of only seven artists to do so), the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyers’ Choice Award, twice, the CA People’s Choice Award in 2002, the CA Ray Swanson Award in 2008, the CA Buyers’ Choice Award in 2011, 2012, and 2014, the Silver Award for Water Solubles in 2012 and 2014, and many other awards.
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Martin has been featured in a number of publications throughout his career, including multiple appearances in ART OF THE WEST and WESTERN ART COLLECTOR magazines, SOUTHWEST ART, WESTERN ART & ARCHITECTURE, PERSIMMON HILL, AMERICAN COWBOY, WESTERN HORSEMAN, INFORMART and WILD WEST.
Martin has twice served on the board of directors for the CA organization, serving as President for 2014, and as Chairman of CAA 50th Anniversary Events during 2015 and as co-volume editor of The Sons of Charlie Russell book released in 2015 to celebrate the CAA’s 50th year.
He is also involved with The Joe Beeler Foundation, founded by the Cowboy Artists of America to coincide with their mentoring program, which provides scholarship opportunities for artists seeking to improve their skills. He has served on the Board of Directors for the past several years and as President during 2014-2015 .
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  • "River's Edge" Fine Art Giclee Limited Edition

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    Martin Grelle
    32" x 40"
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    24" x 30"
    $1500
  • "Reverence" Fine Art Reproductions

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    Martin Grelle
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  • "Plans Against the Pecunies" Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee

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    Maria D'Angelo
    40" x 50"
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  • "Empty Lodge" Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee

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    Martin Grelle
    30" x 40"
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    11" x 14"
  • Empty Lodge

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    Martin Grelle
    36" x 48"
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    Regular price $109,250
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    30" x 40"
    $1400
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  • Plans Against The Pecunies

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    Martin Grelle
    40" x 50"
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    Regular price $198,000
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  • Hunter's Morning

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    Martin Grelle
    45" x 60"
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  • Reverence

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    Martin Grelle
    32" x 40"
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    32" x 40"
    $1400
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  • River's Edge

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    Martin Grelle
    36" x 45"
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  • Eagle Prayer

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    Martin Grelle
    48" x 60"
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  • Gathering Storm

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    Martin Grelle
    23" X 29"
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  • Distant Signals

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    Martin Grelle
    30" x 40"
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  • "Waiting For the Wolves" by Martin Grelle Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee

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    Martin Grelle
    30" x 40"
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  • "Snake River Culture" Limited Edition Giclee

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    Martin Grelle
    24" x 30"
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    Regular price $850
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  • "Snake River Culture"

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    Martin Grelle
    24" x 30"
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    Regular price $125,600
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    Basic Edition $30
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  • Copy of "Snake River Culture" by Martin Grelle Fine Art Reproduction

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    Martin Grelle
    24" x 30"
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    12" x 15"
    $30