Maxine Martell

(American, born 1937)

Pacific Northwest artist Maxine Martell creates drawings, prints, paintings, and glass installations.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fort Wright College in Spokane, Eastern Washington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1962. She has been an artist in residence at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Western Washington University, and the Centrum Foundation in Port Townsend (all in Northwestern Washington). She has also served as the curator for the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane and director of the Spokane Arts School (both in Eastern Washington), before moving to Western Washington. She lives and works on Whidbey Island, Northwestern Washington, and keeps a studio in Seattle. The Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Northwestern Washington, exhibited a retrospective of her work in 2010.