Untitled #6, 1980
Agnes Martin (1912–2004)
acrylic and graphite on canvas
Gift of the American Art Foundation, 1982
Agnes Martin was a very well-known artist who came from New York to live in New Mexico. She initially moved to Cuba, New Mexico, then Galisteo and finally Taos - places where she could work in solitude with intense focus. Her mature work was based on a horizontal grid which she used to structure her aesthetic ideas. Her paintings are subtle, with thin lines and bands of color washes.