was born in Maraguez, Puerto Rico and resides in Chicago, Illinois. Through
the study of science and art at the University of Illinois at Champaign, in
1977, he received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Art from the University
of Illinois Medical Center. Mr. Martínez is an accomplished artist
who has had numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Caribbean,
Mexico, and the South Eastern and Midwest regions of the U.S. Among his many
credits, his work has been shown in the Museum of Bellas Artes and the National
Historical Museum in Mexico, the Desplaines Museum in Illinois, NIU Museum's
Gallery in Chicago, the Field Museum of Chicago, the State of Illinois Museum
in Springfield and its gallery in Chicago at the State of Illinois Building.
Additionally, his work has been featured on various television shows and published
in newspapers and magazines.