Born and raised on a central Texas farm near Clifton, Martin Grelle became a noted painter of western scenes and an elected member of the . He has also done murals including one for Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton, a town where he has continued to live.
He studied at and has taken numerous workshops.
Living in a rural area, he grew to respect nearby Scandinavian families and early in his artwork, depicted these toiling people. However he expanded his subject matter to more western subjects when he began painting and studying with Jim Boren and Mel Warren, western artists who moved to Clifton. Later he joined these two men as members of the .
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