Detail View: Emanuel Martinez Collection: Bust honors community leader

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Bust honors community leader
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full view
Work Description: 
Image with caption of the unveiling of the bust of Bernard Valdez at the Valdez-Perry Branch library. Sculpture information: Bernard "Bernie" Valdez, bronze, life-size, Valdez-Perry Library, Denver, Colorado.
Work Dates (display): 
February 12, 1997
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Work Creator (display): 
Emanuel Martinez (American, born 1947)
Work Creator notes (display): 
Born in Denver, Colorado in 1947, Emanuel Martinez began his career as an artist at the age of thirteen, when he painted his first mural. His art education includes workshops with world renowned artists and sculptors including David A. Siquieros and Francisco Zuniga. At the age of 20, Emanuel did a major work and two other pieces that are now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. As a muralist, painter and sculptor he occupies an outstanding status among nationally known artists. Since establishing a studio in 1968, Martinez has received international acclaim and prestigious awards for his design capabilities and high standards of workmanship. He enjoys personalizing compositions for clients and doing public works of art for site-specific environments. His work is lively, timeless, yet conveys a sense of serenity. He has been featured in over 300 newspaper/magazine articles and 37 published books, including a book written on his art career entitled: “Emanuel Martinez: A Retrospective”.
Work Creator (display): 
Rocky Mountain News (American newspaper, based in Denver, CO, published 1859 to 2009)
Work Creator (display): 
Essdra M. Suarez (Panamanian, active early 1990s to present)
Work Creator notes (display): 
Essdras M. Suarez is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer based in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the chief photographer for million eyez, an Internet-based platform that brings talented writers and photographers together. Suarez was a photojournalist for twenty years, publishing images in National Geographic, Time Magazine, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He was a staff photographer for the Boston Globe for twelve years and previously worked at Denver's Rocky Mountain News. Suarez has received national and international awards for his coverage of the Columbine Shooting, Boston Marathon Bombing, Newton Massacre, and the War in Iraq. He has worked in over fifty counties.
Work Creator Multiple Roles (display): 
author: unknown; photographer: Essdra M. Suarez; artist: Emanuel Martinez; publisher: Rocky Mountain News
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Work Subject: 
Martinez, Emanuel (American sculptor and painter, born 1947)
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Valdez, Bernard (Hispanic American leader, 1912 to 1997)
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Bernard "Bernie" Valdez (Emanuel Martinez sculpture)
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sculpture (visual works)
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Work Subject: 
public art
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dedications (ceremonies)
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clippings (information artifacts)
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© Rocky Mountain News
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Emanuel Martinez Collection
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