Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art by Nancy Princenthal

By Nancy Princenthal

Over the process a profession that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin's austere, serene paintings expected and helped to outline Minimalism, whilst she battled mental crises and carved out a solitary lifestyles within the American Southwest. 'I paint with my again to the world', she claimed; while she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it's acknowledged she had now not learn a newspaper in part a century.

Nancy Princenthal tells her entire tale chronologically from Martin's delivery in Saskatchewan and her early years as an artist, residing in derelict new york transport lofts as neighbour to Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly and others in their ilk; to the seven years she stopped portray, simply as her occupation was once starting off; the months she spent roaming the rustic in a pick-up truck; and her final thirty years, in Taos, in an adobe condominium she outfitted along with her personal palms. Nancy Princenthal has written the fundamental Agnes Martin biography; a must-read for somebody drawn to summary portray or the historical past of girls artists in America.

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