Partyka, Martin

Partyka, Martin (1907-1954)

Martin Partyka was born in New Britain, Connecticut in 1907 or 1908. He completed high school and then studied art and architectural engineering at the Pratt Institute from 1927-1930. He later wrote that Arthur Gupthill and Ernest Watson were influential teachers. Partyka taught mechanical and architectural drawing at evening school. From 1936-1940 he worked on the Index of American Design while employed by the WPA, specializing in wallpaper renderings. Partyka died in 1954.


Sources:  WPA Artist’s Work Card; WPA Biography; Social Security Death Index; Erwin O. Christensen, The Index of American Design (National Gallery of Art, 1950), p. 65, 200.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Martin Partyka:

Hartford Chest: watercolor
Sideview: watercolor
Press Cupboard: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Painted Chest: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Highboy: watercolor
Painted Chest: watercolor
Painted Chest: watercolor
Hadley Chest: watercolor
Guilford Highboy: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Band Box: watercolor
Guilford Chest: watercolor
Hartford Chest: watercolor
Sideview of Chest: watercolor
Detail of Chest: pen & ink
Detail of Chest: pen & ink
Hartford Chest: watercolor
Sideview of Chest: watercolor
Detail of Chest: pen & ink
Detail: pen & ink
Hartford Chest: watercolor
Sideview: watercolor
Detail: pen & ink
Detail: pen & ink
Press Cupboard: watercolor
Sideview: watercolor
Detail: pen & ink
Detail: pen & ink
Guilford Chest: watercolor
Sideview: watercolor
Guilford Chest: watercolor
Decorated Wall: watercolor
Decorated Wall: watercolor
Decorated Wall: watercolor
Decorated Wall: watercolor
Decorated Wall: watercolor
Decorated Wall: watercolor
Wall Decoration: watercolor
Wall Decoration: watercolor
Wall Decoration: watercolor
Inn Sign: watercolor
Partyka, Martin