Agnes Martin: Her Life And Art by Nancy Princenthal

By Nancy Princenthal

The 1st biography of visionary artist Agnes Martin, probably the most unique and influential painters of the postwar interval. Over the process a occupation that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene paintings expected and helped to outline Minimalism, while she battled mental crises and carved out a solitary life within the American Southwest. Martin pointed out with the summary Expressionists yet her dedication to linear geometry prompted her to be linked in flip with Minimalist, feminist, or even outsider artists. She moved via a few of the liveliest artwork groups of her time whereas protecting a mythical reserve. "I paint with my again to the world," she says either first and foremost and on the end of a documentary filmed whilst she used to be in her overdue eighties. whilst she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it's acknowledged she had now not learn a newspaper in part a century.

No titanic severe monograph exists in this acclaimed artist—the recipient of 2 occupation retrospectives in addition to the nationwide Medal of the Arts—who used to be championed by means of critics as various of their methods as Lucy Lippard, Lawrence Alloway, and Rosalind Krauss. in addition, no try has been made to explain her outstanding lifestyles. the entire engrossing tale, instructed the following for the 1st time, Agnes Martin is key analyzing for an individual drawn to summary artwork or the background of ladies artists in the US.

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