Agnes Martin, one of the 20th century's most influential artists, didn't like to be in the spotlight. Some say she was a recluse. Others note the connections she made with the communities in which she lived throughout her life regardless of the fact that she always lived alone. After many decades of work, she achieved success. She then engaged in quiet philanthropy and never took credit for her gifts. Now, some of it has come to light thanks to a new book on her life.
This article is an interview with the author of the new book and talks about Agnes' life, living with schizophrenia, her art, her philanthropy and her success.
A New Book on Agnes Martin Reveals Her Previously Unknown Philanthropy
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