Agnes Martin, ‘Happy Holiday’ 1999
Agnes Martin
Happy Holiday 1999
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
© estate of Agnes Martin

Martin is best known in the UK for the paintings in the ARTIST ROOMS collection, a selection of which are shown in this opening room. Refined over many decades, Martin’s distinctive late style was characterised by her use of uniform size canvases and horizontal bands of pale luminous colour divided by hand-drawn lines.