Oral history interview with Agnes Martin
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.martin89
Creators:
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004
Campbell, Suzan
Dates:
1989 May 15
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
36 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Agnes Martin conducted 1989 May 15, by Suzan Campbell, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Martin speaks of her family history and early life; her immigration from Canada to the United States; her education; moving from New Mexico to New York City; her discovery of the grid; returning to New Mexico; her writing, painting and filmmaking; her philosophy of art; inspirations; themes in her art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Agnes Martin (1912-2004) was a painter and filmmaker of Galisteo, N.M.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by the Lannan Foundation. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
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