Martyl was born in Saint Louis in 1918 and has been painting since she was thirteen years old. Constant association with other artists was very helpful in the development of her technical skill. As a keenly sensitive artist, she is essentially a painter of her own time.
Her paintings have been shown in most of the National exhibitions throughout the country. She was awarded the First Prize in the Midwestern Exhibition at the Kansas City Art Institute and twice won the First Purchase Prize in the Missouri Artists’ Annual at the City Art Museum, Saint Louis.
The Section of Fine Arts of the United States Government commissioned her to design and execute three murals. She is represented in numerous distinguished private collections; the City Art Museum, Saint Louis; The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Arizona.
Martyl has had five one-man-shows in Saint Louis since 1936 and one at the A.C.A. Gallery, New York. The Renaissance Society takes great pleasure in presenting her first Chicago exhibition.
This text was taken from the exhibition brochure.