Agnes Martin

Born on a farm in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, Agnes Martin immigrated to the United States in 1932 in the hopes of becoming a teacher.

Her early paintings combine the geometric abstraction of her earlier Taos work with the newfound inspiration of the harbor landscape, evident in her choice of blue-gray palette.

Over the course of the next decade, Martin developed her signature format: six by six foot painted canvases, covered from edge to edge with meticulously penciled grids and finished with a thin layer of gesso.

Her late paintings evoked the warm palette of the arid desert landscape where she remained for the rest of her life.

Agnes Martin collection

Curations by Agnes Martin