Agnes Martin

1912–2004

Agnes Martin, ‘Happy Holiday’ 1999
Happy Holiday 1999
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Agnes Bernice Martin (March 22, 1912 – December 16, 2004), born in Canada, was an American abstract painter. Her work has been defined as an "essay in discretion on inward-ness and silence". Although she is often considered or referred to as a minimalist, Martin considered herself an abstract expressionist.

She was awarded a National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1998.

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