Martin Beck is a figurative artist best known for large pastel and mixed media paintings of the nude human form. This work often contains palimpsests – ghost figures from previous drawings – that evoke half-forgotten dreams or alternate realities.
Beck has exhibited widely with solo shows at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, the Jersey City Museum, NJ, and most recently at ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Recent group exhibitions include Mixed Media at Site: Brooklyn, New York, NY, and Art Connections 13 at George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ. His exhibitions have been reviewed in The New York Times and The Sunday Star-Ledger.
In 2019 Beck’s was in the publication International Drawing Annual 13, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, and the Create Magazine Winter print edition. Interviews with the artist are currently live on VoyageChicago and Create! Magazine.
Martin Beck received two New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships (1994, 2000).
Beck holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Martin Beck was an Artist-in-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center, September 2019.



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