Fred Martin: Beulah Land

June 8 - August 3, 2019

Crown Point Press presents Beulah Land, a 1966 project by Fred Martin, in celebration of The Dilexi Retrospective and Beyond. The Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco’s North Beach was instrumental in cultivating the development of post-war contemporary art during its 12-year run from 1958 to 1969. Fred Martin, who was born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, has been active in the Bay Area arts community since the late ‘40s as an artist, instructor, writer, and administrator. He showed at the Dilexi Gallery regularly in the early years, and his 1967 show there focused on Beulah Land, a bound book of fifteen etchings published by Crown Point Press and printed by Kathan Brown in 1966. Brown and Martin met at the San Francisco Art Institute where she taught in the 1960s, and he served as director from 1965 to 1975. Martin’s Beulah Land is a book of his hard ground etchings with added hand painting, based on a story inspired by Biblical passages.

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