The Art League of Hilton Head Island presents "Marty Montag at 95: An Artful Life, Portraits in Pastel and Acrylic" from June 4 to 29 at the Walter Greer Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 6 at the gallery.
Montag was born in 1918 and raised in New York City. He began his art career early, receiving his high school's St. Gaudens award, presented to him by Eleanor Roosevelt. He graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
His career as a commercial artist spanned five decades in New York, where he specialized in illustration, photographic retouching and full color rendering. He moved to The Cypress on Hilton Head Island in October 2004.