About

Martin Lee Boyle has an international exhibition record and is a qualified art educator.
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DEGREES                                                                                                        

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, OH
            Master of Arts in Art Education, Licensure Pre K-12, 2010
Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
            Master of Fine Arts, 1978, Major: Painting, Printmaking
 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
            Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1976, Printmaking, Painting, Photography

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Malden Public Library, Malden, MA, Malden Arts Group Exhibition,  2011
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Art Studio, Master of Arts in Art Education Exhibition: AnnaArnold & Martin Boyle”, 2010
Galerie Polysemie, Marseille, France, The Gallery’s Artists, 2009
Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, OH, Faculty Exhibitions, 2004-2010Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, MA, Solo Show, 2007  
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Cleveland OH, Guitar Mania,2004-02  
Arden Art Gallery, Boston, MA: Solo Exhibitions, 2003, 1997    
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 2000
Portals Ltd. Gallery, Chicago, IL: Solo Exhibition, 2000

COLLECTIONS                                                                                         Bank One, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH                                  Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Hale and Dorr Law Firm, Boston, MA
Herman, Cahn and Schneider Law Firm, Cleveland, OH
Key Bank, Cleveland, OH, Commission: 5 paintings
Leuenberger Und Partner, Basel, Switzerland
Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Park Synagogue, Cleveland Hts., OH
Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Hts., OH
Scudder, Stevens and Clark, Inc., Investment Counseling, Boston, MA
St. Charles Borromeo Church, Parma, OH Commission: 35 Saint Portraits, Collab., Ken Mots & Eikona Inc. Cleve. OH
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Berea, OH Commission: 16 paintings, Mysteries of Mary, Collaboration with Eikona Inc., Cleve. OH
Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH, print commission
Thompson, Hine, & Flory Law Firm, Cleveland, OH
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH, Commission
West Publishing Corporation, Eagan, MN

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He was born in Ohio, where his father James R. Boyle was studying to become an optometrist. As a child, playing was about making things like: A two story fort made of found wood, 8 mm stop motion movies, and cardboard sandals. His father and his uncle Dr. Kenneth Boyle wanted Martin to become an optometrist like they were but he wanted to help people see through art.
With the encouragement of his friends and teachers he enrolled at Miami U. in Oxford, OH, and then transferred to a more intense art school: The Cleveland Institute of Art, which had a 5 year BFA program. The Cleveland Institute of Art was where he studied with many influential teachers. Carroll Cassill taught printmaking with a figurative focus. Ed Mieczkowski and Julian Stanczak taught geometric abstract painting.


In graduate school at Yale he studied printmaking under Gabor Peterdi. He studied painting/drawing under William Bailey, a classical painter.  Al Held, a geometric abstraction painter was there. Al Held and Martin would often talk about painting 3D space. Martin taught printmaking for one year at Yale, after graduation

After Yale he moved to New York City,
where he painted and worked part time
in the field of advertising illustration.
He explored his interest in architecture for one year at The Cooper Union School of Architecture. He also had solo exhibitions of his paintings in New York, Chicago, Boston, Paris, France, and Basel, Switzerland.
After 13 years on the East Coast, Mr. Boyle moved back home to Cleveland where he began teaching part time at various art centers, schools, and universities. He also painted icons for a church design company. His interests in Greek vases are an influence on his classical style of painting.
After teaching design at Case Western Reserve University for 6 years he won a scholarship and earned a Masters in Art Education preK-12 degree. He now teaches high school art in the Boston, MA area and paints on weekends and in the summers.