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Agnes Bernice Martin

 (1912 - 2004)
Agnes Bernice Martin was active/lived in New York, New Mexico, Saskatchewan / Canada.  Agnes Martin is known for biomorph to minimal-grid images.

Agnes Bernice Martin

One of the leading contemporary artists in 20th-century America, Agnes Martin was known for her monochromatic, geometric grid painting that combined paint and faintly wavering pencil lines.  She is considered a forerunner of Minimalist art.  She began her career in New York, and spent her later years in New Mexico from where she managed to maintain a national reputation.  

She lived most of her life "fundamentally as a loner" (Cotter).  In 1967 when her career was ascending in New York, she left the city, traveled the country in a pick-up camper and quit painting for seven years.   Likely her desire to be alone was related to her innate way of dealing with turmoil, which was to withdr  ...  Displaying 750 of 6189 characters.

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About  Agnes Bernice Martin

Born:  1912 - Maklin, Saskatchewan Canada
Died:   2004 - Taos, New Mexico
Known for:  biomorph to minimal-grid images