Martin Manhoff (1917 – 2005) &
Jan Kozicki Manhoff (1920 – 2014)

Washington State natives Martin Manhoff and Jan Kozicki both studied art at the University of Washington prior to Martin’s enlisting in the U.S. Army. In 1952, he accepted a post as military attachĂ© at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and Jan joined him. Martin used his talents to build a remarkable inventory of still photography and videos documenting everyday life behind the Iron Curtain. Once they returned to the United States, Martin and Jan settled in Kirkland, WA, and ran a home furnishings business. After they closed their business Martin worked as a King County Tax assessor and Jan continued her work as a dedicated, prolific artist. They split their time between Kirkland and Guemes Island. When Jan passed away in 2014, she left the task of disbursing their estate to their dear friend Claudi Wilson, who shared “Marty and Jan loved the Northwest and the natural beauty of the San Juan Islands. Seems fitting to commemorate their exceptional lives with a gift to The San Juan Preservation Trust.”