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(1912 – 2004), Canada

Agnes Martin Biography

American artist Agnes Martin was known for her unique abstract style of painting that was informed by Cubism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. The artist, who was born in Canada in 1912 and moved to the United States in 1932, was celebrated for her understated compositions and large monochrome grids. 

Agnes Martin Featured Artworks

On a Clear Day #22 by Agnes Martin contemporary artwork
Agnes MartinOn a Clear Day #22, 1973Screenprint on Japanese Mulberry paper
12 x 12 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery Contact Gallery
On a Clear Day #17 by Agnes Martin contemporary artwork
Agnes MartinOn a Clear Day #17, 1973Screenprint on Japanese Mulberry paper
121 x 12 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery Contact Gallery
On a Clear Day #24 by Agnes Martin contemporary artwork
Agnes MartinOn a Clear Day #24, 1973Screenprint on Japanese Mulberry paper
12 x 12 inches
Krakow Witkin Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled #2 by Agnes Martin contemporary artwork
Agnes MartinUntitled #2, 1990Acrylic and graphite on canvas
182.9 x 182.9 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled by Agnes Martin contemporary artwork
Agnes MartinUntitled, 1995Pencil and ink on paper
Pace Gallery

Agnes Martin Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Agnes Martin, Agnes Martin: On A Clear Day, 1973 at Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston
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9 November–21 December 2019 Agnes Martin Agnes Martin: On A Clear Day, 1973 Krakow Witkin Gallery, BostonBoston
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Continuing Abstraction at Gagosian, Basel
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10 June–13 July 2019 Group Exhibition Continuing Abstraction Gagosian, BaselBasel
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, At the Edge of Things: Baer, Corse, Martin at Pace Gallery, London
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7 June–14 August 2019 Group Exhibition At the Edge of Things: Baer, Corse, Martin Pace Gallery, LondonLondon

Agnes Martin Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Pace Gallery New York, London, Geneva, Palo Alto, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing
Timothy Taylor contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Timothy Taylor London, New York

Agnes Martin In Related Press

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Gagosian to go off-piste with first pop-up show during Art Basel Related Press Gagosian to go off-piste with first pop-up show during Art Basel 4 June 2019, The Art Newspaper

Last year, Gagosian introduced an innovative virtual online viewing room during Art Basel. This year, the gallery is creating another sales platform during the Swiss fair, this time taking a bricks and mortar approach with an off-site pop-up exhibition titled Continuing Abstraction (10—16 June).

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An alternative history of abstract art Related Press An alternative history of abstract art 25 May 2018, Apollo Magazine

Surface Work, a survey show of women abstract artists across Victoria Miro’s Mayfair and Wharf Road galleries, reveals an alternative history of how much women have already achieved. From the examples of the more than 50 artists in this show–some relatively unknown and others household names–it is obvious that women approached abstraction with...

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Interview with Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern Related Press Interview with Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern 31 January 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

Did you have aspirations to be an artist? Oh yes, drawing was my thing rather than painting. I used a Rotring pen with sepia ink, I loved these pens. I always thought I was going to go to art school and do graphics. What happened to make you switch from the idea of practicing art to studying theory? I was beginning to paint and became...

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'Mystery is everything': John Zorn makes music for Agnes Martin Related Press 'Mystery is everything': John Zorn makes music for Agnes Martin 1 December 2016, ARTNews

Quietude might be better suited than music for the art of Agnes Martin, but as the post-punks used to say: silence is a rhythm too. Certainly it is in the realm of Martin’s lines and grids, where hushed demarcations of empty space suggest so much, and in the context of her decades-long career, which was guided by a muted devotion to...

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