About Agnes Martin


Agnes Martin (1912–2004) was one of the most important American abstract artists of the second half of the twentieth century.

Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon tells the full story of her adventurous life, from the Canadian prairies to the New Mexico desert, via the avant-garde art world of 1960s New York.

Along the way, the reader will encounter art world luminaries such as Georgia O’Keeffe, and themes and topics including LGBTQ life during the twentieth century, life during WWII, the rise of New York as the art capital of the world, the development of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, life for women artists, New Mexico and the American Southwest, the challenges of being an artist, schizophrenia, and much more.

Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon is a rags-to-riches story about an extraordinary woman achieving great success against the odds. It is a story that many people will be able to identify with. Accessible, informed, personal, and captivating, Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon will shed new light on this innovative artist, and maybe even inspire readers to live an adventurous life.

 This unique biography is informed by

 – New scholarship on the artist

– Archival research in New Mexico, New York, and London

– Never before published photographs of the artist

– Never before published interviews with her family and friends of the artist, academics, journalists, art historians, and artists


ISBN: 9781943156306

Pages: 350

Publication: March 2018

Format: Paperback original

Publisher: Schaffner Press


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Rights: Wolf Literary Services LLC  *click here*

Distributor: Independent Publishers Guild  *click here*

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