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Bob Martin

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Born on Long Island, NY in 1932, Bob began painting at an early age and attended Pratt Institute for a semester after high school. He entered the United States Army in 1952 as an illustrator for the 6th Army training aides at Fort Ord, California and at the headquarters of the Army Language School, Monterey, California.

Following discharge from the Army in 1954, he worked as an apprentice for an architectural illustration firm for six months in Los Angeles and left to freelance in architectural rendering, which skill he continues to practice.

 



His public work, still extant, includes a fresco secco mural for the Church of Religious Science, Las Vegas. He illustrated the book "The Voice Celestial" by Dr. Ernest Holmes, Dodd-Mead, publisher, in 1960. He worked as an illustrator for Bob Jones University for 10 years (1974-1984), continuing architectural work as well. 


Bob began building the Scottish kilt commercially in 1976 and began original and primary research into the evolution of the kilt in 1980, both in the USA and in Scotland. He authored a column The Kiltmaker's Corner for the Scottish American newspaper. His book All About Your Kilt grew from these articles and was first published in 1994 by Unicorn
Limited. A revised and expanded edition with black-and-white photographic illustrations and a CD-ROM in color was published in 2001 by Scot Press.

Silhouette of Bob Martin

He was elected a fellow of the Scottish Tartan Society in 1983 and was elected to the Guild of Tartan Scholars which is now incorporated into the

Scottish Tartan Authority in Scotland. He continues to work as a consulting historian of the kilt., but retired as a kiltmaker in 1998. Bob has five children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and now lives in Candler, NC with his wife, Betty Carlson. He continues his painting in palette knife oils, sumi-e and sumi-e with watercolor.





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