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Oral history interview with Agnes Martin, 1989 May 15

view Oral history interview with Agnes Martin, 1989 May 15 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Martin, Agnes Bernice, 1912-2004
Interviewer:
Campbell, Suzan
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript 36 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.
Summary:
An interview of Agnes Martin conducted 1989 May 15, by Suzan Campbell, for the Archives of American Art.
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Agnes Martin, 1989 May 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview 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.
Biography Note:
Agnes Martin (1912-2004) was a painter and filmmaker of Galisteo, N.M.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Filmmakers
Interviews
Painters
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13296
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212950
AAA_collcode_martin89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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