Agnes Martin

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Birthday
22, 1912
Birthplace
Macklin, Canada
Death Date
Dec 16, 2004 (92)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1912
Birthplace
Macklin, Canada
Death Date
Dec 16, 2004 (92)

About

Abstract expressionist best known for her watercolor landscapes. Some of her works included the 1973 portfolio of 30 serigraphs "On a Clear Day" and "Loving Love" from 2000, which was auctioned at Christie's for $2.95 million.

Before Fame

She attended the University of New Mexico and Columbia University. Her passion for Asian thought as a code of ethics was sparked after sitting under the lectures of D.T. Suzuki, the Zen Buddhist scholar, while at Columbia.

Trivia

She received the National Medal of Arts in 1998.

Family Life

She was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan, and was raised in Vancouver. She relocated to the United States in 1931 and became a citizen in 1950.

Associated With

She was discovered by artist Robert Indiana and by art gallery owner Betty Parsons.