Agnes Martin

Born 1912, Saskatchewan, Canada. Died 2004, Taos, NM.



Characterized by austere lines and grids superimposed upon grounds of muted color, Martin’s paintings elegantly negotiate the confines of structure, space, draftsmanship, and the metaphysical.

Interested in the transcendent potential of painting, Martin was a contemporary of the Abstract Expressionists, and identified her work with the movement. Nonetheless, her oeuvre played a critical role in heralding the advent of Minimalism. (Source: Pace Gallery)