A Finding Aid to the Giovanni Martino and Martino Family Papers, 1913-2013, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.martgiov
Creators:
Martino, Giovanni, 1908-1998
Dates:
1913-2013
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
2.5 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of Giovanni Martino and Martino family measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2013. Giovanni Martino's career as a painter, and to a lesser extent, his work with his brothers at Martino Studios, is documented though biographical material, correspondence, printed material, photographs, artwork, and one scrapbook. Also found are papers documenting the painting careers of his wife, Eva, and daughters, Nina and Babette.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Giovanni Martino and Martino family measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2013. Giovanni Martino's career as a painter, and to a lesser extent, his work with his brothers at Martino Studios, is documented though biographical material, correspondence, printed material, photographs, artwork, and one scrapbook. Also found are papers documenting the painting careers of his wife, Eva, and daughters, Nina and Babette.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 4 series.
  • Series 1: Giovanni Martino Papers, 1913-2010 (Boxes 1-2, 4; 1.4 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Eva Martino Papers, circa 1930s-2013 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Nina Martino Papers, 1942-2013 (Box 2; 0.5 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Babette Martino Papers, 1945-2013 (Boxes 2-3; 0.4 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Giovanni Martino (1908-1998) was a painter in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Martino and his six brothers formed Martino Studios in Philadelphia, where Giovanni worked as a graphic artist. Martino's wife, Eva (1916-2012), and daughters Babette (1945-2011) and Nina F. (1942- ) are also artists. Martino studied at the Philadelphia Graphic Sketch Club, Le France Art Institute, Spring Garden Institute, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He specialized in urban landscape painting and regularly exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions. In the 1960s, the family moved from Philadelphia to a house in Blue Bell, where each member could have their own painting studio.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2015. The collection has been minimally rearranged and retains the existing/original folder titles when possible. All materials have been rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but often staples and other fasteners have not been removed. Materials within folders have not been rearranged.
Author
Erin Kinhart
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2005 by Eva, Nina and Babette Martino, Giovanni Martino's wife and daughters and in 2014 by Nina F. Martino.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Giovanni Martino and Martino family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Giovanni Martino and Martino family papers, 1913-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution..

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, Ernest Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, Eva Marinelli Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, Nina F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, Edmond Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, Babette Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, Antonio Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martino, Albert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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