August 29, 1962 -Sharon, Massachusetts, Stati Uniti
American glass artist. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1984 with a BFA with a major in glass.
He was a pupil of Dale Chihuly and from the 90s he worked independently.
Blank has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington and at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Washington. Lives and works in Seattle.
Martin Blank is known for both figurative sculptures and architectural glass installations.
Drinking from the Cup # 2, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, is typical of the artist's figurative work, which usually represents the human body in blown glass.
The Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, New York), the Honolulu Museum of Art (Hawaii), the Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, Illinois), the Mary & Leigh Bloch Museum of Art (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois), the Millennium Museum (Beijing, China), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, Canada), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Palm Beach Community College Museum (Palm Beach, Florida ), the Shanghai Museum of Fine Art (China) and the Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa, Florida) are among the public collections that house glass sculptures by Martin Blank.