Martha Bator Pastel Drawing "Folly Marina," Late 20th Century
Martha Bator (American, 20th century)
Folly Marina late 20th century
Pastel drawing on paper
Signed to the lower left
Attribute information inscribed to the verso
Marked “Pastel Society of America” to the lower left
Atlanta-based artist Martha Z. Bator specialized in pastel still life drawings featuring objects she collected during her travels in Yugoslavia, France, Italy, and the Middle East. As a result, many of her pieces serve as an eclectic visual diary of her travels abroad. Her drawings, portrayed in a vivid Realist manner, also feature street scenes, landscapes, seascapes, and everyday genre subjects. Bator’s execution of color, line, and pattern speak to her attention to strategic composition, visual arrangement and rhythm when creating a work of art. Throughout her career, she was the recipient of several awards and her work has been featured in multiple publications including American Artist, Pastel Artist International, Peachtree Magazine, and Southern Home Magazine, among others.
- abrasions and scratches to the edges; some buckling to the sheet; smudges and stains throughout; dust and debris to the surface; drawing is unattached to the backing.