Studied St Martin's School of Art from 1946-9 and worked as a freelance illustrator for many years whilst teaching at Camberwell School of Art where he became Head of Graphic Design, 1976 - 80 and became a renowned wood engraver. A lifelong fascination with the silver screen has produced a body of work dedicated to the glamour of Hollywood. Frank Martin's work is collected by many famous personalities including Sir Elton John and Michael Caine. 2 of his etchings are also owned by The Tate.
Martin, who continued working into his eighties, was an honorary academician of the Royal Academy and a member of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence.