Eddie Martinez — An Artist With a Passion for Historyby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jan. 12, 2013, under Chicano art, Entertainment
Meet Eddie Martinez — a fine Mexican-American artist who has a passion for history. He now spends his time doing his favorite work, researching and illustrating historical figures and events such as the Indigenous Puebloan People of the Greater Southwest and Spanish expeditions in California, Arizona and Colorado.
Eddie Martinez’s vast entertainment design experience defies traditional categories and labels. His 40-year career has spanned the many disciplines that today account for his unique prestige and acclaim.
From Martinez’s beginning in Los Angeles, his artistic prowess soon would land him an entree in the motion picture arena, working with such motion picture luminaries as 5-time Academy Award winner for Production Design, John DeCuir, and 3-time Academy Award winner for Costume Design, Vittorio (Nino) Novaresse on many films, such as Doctor Doolittle, Planet of the Apes, Hello Dolly, On a Clear Day and The Great White Hope. Martinez’s gift of design would soon land him in television, where he worked on such series as The Dean Martin Show, Batman, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Laugh-In, the Tonight Show and the Flip Wilson Show, and Peyton Place.
Eddie Martinez retired from the entertainment industry in 2002.
I want to feature a fine piece of his where he is developing an Illustrated Story of Search for Aztlán that is an adventurous journey back in time to Ancient North America as it was in the time of the Ancient Puebloans & the Toltecs.