MARTIN MUGAR received his BA cum laude from Yale College in 1971 and his MFA from Yale University in 1974. He travelled in Europe in 1971-72 on the John Courtney Murray travelling fellowship from Yale. His teaching career began at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he was an assistant professor. He subsequently taught at the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College and the Art Institute of Boston.
His work has been exhibited in Boston in solo shows at the Creiger Dane Gallery, The Bromfield Gallery and the MIT Museum. He has had two solo shows at the Bowery Gallery in New York City.
He has been included in numerous group shows, among which was a travelling show that included Robert de Niro and Leland Bell in 1987 and a landscape show at the Art Institute of Boston with contemporary landscape painters Stanley Lewis and Bernard Chaet among others in 1991. At Creiger-Dane he exhibited in a group show in 1999 on poetic abstraction, which included Addison Parks, Richard Tuttle, Profirio di Donna, Joan Snyder and Milton Resnick. His work has been reviewed extensively in New England by Robert Taylor, Nancy Stapen and Cate McQuaid at “The Boston Globe”, Charles Giuliano in “Art New England” and Rosanna Warren in an extended piece in “Provincetown Arts 2007. He was included in a compendium of Boston Artists entitled “100 Boston Artists” published by Schiffer in 2013.
His work is held in the public collections of The Weatherspoon Museum, The Danforth Museum, The Boston Public Library, Tufts University Museum, The Fuller Museum, Merrimack College and Simmons College.
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