Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1917, Martyl Suzanne Schweig later became known to the art world as Martyl.
In 1941, Martyl married the nuclear physicist Alexander Landsdorf, Jr. and legendary match of art and science began. The couple moved to Chicago in 1943 at the invitation of Enrico Fermi to join the Manhattan project. Her iconic original design for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, the Doomsday Clock, was created in 1947.
She is represented in many museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Illinois State Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, and National Museum of American Art in Washington DC, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, St. Louis Art Museum and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
She is currently creating new work and will be at the Artist Reception on Thursday September 20 from 5-7pm in the Fermilab Art Gallery. Please join us.