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NAME: David Bunn Martine  
NATION: Shinnecock/Montauk/
Chiricahua Apache


Currently Director/Curator, Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton, NY.

Born in 1960 in Southampton, NY, David Bunn Martine is of Shinnecock/Montauk, Chiricahua Apache and Hungarian descent. He currently lives on the Shinneock Indian Reservation on Long Island. He comes from an artristic family: his mother Marjorie Martinez was a classically trained singer and his father, Thomas Siklos, is a church choir director and voice teacher. His Shinnecock great-grandfather, Charles Sumner Bunn, was a master wood-carver of shore bird decoys and a professional guide and hunter. Charles' father was the first-mate on whaling ships that went around the world on sea voyages. David's uncle, David Martinez was a commercial artist, photographer and woodcarver.

David graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, with a B.F.A. with honors; attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, certificate program with a major emphasis in museum studies; and attended Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma and obtained M.Ed. in Art Education.

Some Apache ancestors are well known in history. His great-grandfather was a warrior named Chin-Chee and was killed in battle with Geronimo's band in 1886. His step-great-grandfather was Martine, one of two Apache scouts who helped Geronimo to surrender for the final time in 1886. He is also related to Chief Victorio and Chief Mangas Coloradas.

Living on the Shinnecock Reservation and being at the family owned gift shop, Teepee In The Hills Indian Trading Post, David absorbed the history of his heritage and began drawing and selling portraits of Indian chiefs, sailing ships and animals at a young age. Artistic influences include Apache artist and relative, Allan Houser, Norman Rockwell, and the Wyeths.

Specializing in oil portraits using a classical realistic style, he also does murals (the largest being 8'x20'), book illustrations, and paints historical Indian scenes based on research of anthropological, archaeological, ethnographic and oral history documentation. He has also done large-scale wood-carvings such as carved poles from trees, heads, and clubs.


Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, NY 2001 "Whaling: A Cultural Odyssey", Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, NY 2001
"Eastern Stars: New York Alumni of the Institute of American Indian Arts,"
AICH Gallery, NY 1998
Southampton Artist's Association Memorial Day Exhibition 1998
The Native American Experience: Long Island, New York and Beyond, "We are
All Connected" - New York City, NY 1997
Southampton Artist's Association July 4 Juried Exhibition, 1998, Honorable Mention
Southampton Artist's Association Labor Day Weekend Exhibition, 1998
The Native American Experience: Long Island, New York and Beyond,
"We Are All Connected-The Native American Experience," Hofstra University, NY 1998
Cafe Exhibition, Border Bookstore, Commack, NY 1998
Teepee In The Hills Indian Trading Post/Gallery, Southampton, NY 1998
The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ
"From The Heart/Contemporary Native American Art of the Mid-Atlantic Region"
Intercultural Resource Center at Columbia University, 1992
"Circle of Power" American Indian Community House Gallery/Museum, 1992
Indigenous Visions Gallery, Southampton, NY 1992
Huntington Arts Council, Huntington, NY 1989
"Rider With No Horse" Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 1988
"Medicine Show", "Rider With No Horse" Jamaica Arts Center, Queens, NY, 1988
"Rider With No Horse" Hutchin's Gallery, C.W. Post Campus, LIU, 1988
"Masks", "Rider With No Horse" Gallery of the Manhattan Borough President, New York City, 1988
"Reflections of the Past: Coastal Indian Life", Chesterfield Gallery, Southampton, NY, 1987
Guild Hall, Easthampton, NY, Artist Member's Exhibit, 1986
Ocean View Lounge, Southampton Campus, LIU, Southampton, 1985
"In Beauty It Is Begun...", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1973


Children's Mural, Challenge America Grant Joint Project, Family Preservation
Center, Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton, NY 2002
"The Peaceful People and the First Nations Mural", American Friends Service
Committee, New York, NY 2001
Shinnecock Indian Wigwam Replica, full-size scale exhibit, "Treasures of
Long Island" exhibition, Museums at Stony Brook, NY 1998
Shinnecock Indian Wigwam Replica, full-size scale exhibit, "Treasures of Long Island" Exhibition, Museums at Stony Brook, SUNY, NY 1998
"First Settlers and Farmers" oil painting for the Water Mill Museum, Water
Mill, NY 1997
"Six Cultural Phases" murals for Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and
Museum, Southampton, NY 1994
"Six Cultural Phases" mural for Long Island Culture History Lab and Museum,
Hoyt Farm Park, Commack, NY 1989
Fort Sill Apache Tribal Seal, 1984

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