Antonio Martino was born in Philadelphia in 1902. He studied art at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Spring Garden Institute of Art, and the La France Institute.
Among his more than eighty awards are: the First Altman Award, National Academy of Design, 1926; First Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, 1927; Honorable Mention, Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1925; Medal, Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1926; Murphy Memorial Prize, National Academy of Design, 1926; Honorable Mention, Art Institute of Chicago; Prize, Philadelphia Art Club, 1925; First Prize, DaVinci Annual Exhibition; Jennie Sesnan Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1938; Medal, Philadelphia Museum of School of Fine Arts, 1939; Bronze Medal, Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial, 1926; Prize, Wanamaker Regional Exhibition, 1935.
Martino was a member of the American Watercolor Society, which selected him for a Dolphin Fellowship; the Philadelphia Watercolor Society; DaVinci Art Alliance; Philadelphia Sketch Club; and in 1938, he was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design.
His work was exhibited throughout the country at the Whitney Museum, New York; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the National Academy of Design; the San Bernardino Museum, California; and also at the Royal Academy Watercolor Society in London, England.
His paintings are represented in over twenty-five public collections including: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Woodmere Art Museum; the University of Delaware; the Reading Museum; the Wanamaker Gallery; the National Academy of Design, New York; American Watercolor Society; and the Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio.
Martino died in California in 1988.