The Eyes

The Eyes

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Martin Celebrates His Father and Aviation History in Colombia

My father laid the groundwork that made me an artist.
Knox Martin | Barrinquilla, Colombia | December 2012

Artist Knox Martin is in Colombia celebrating his father's legacy as an aviation pioneer and the centennial of aviation in that country. Known as the father of Colombian aviation, William Knox Martin (1891 – 1927), was the first man to fly over the Andes Mountains. The fascinating life of Martin, Sr. is told here.

Knox recounts, "My father was also a poet and an artist, he gave me the wings to find my way, to paint, to fly, to touch the sky."  Above, the 89-year-old artist scans the skies beneath the eagle of Founders Park, one of the many sites that are part of this historic anniversary celebration.

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