Agnes Bernice Martin was born on a farm in Macklin,
Saskatchewan, Canada, in March 22, 1912.
She had three siblings.
I can remember the minute I was born.
I thought I was a small figure with a little sword and I was very happy.
I thought I would cut my way through life victory after victory.
Then, they carried me into my mother and half my victories fell to the ground.
—Agnes Martin on the documentary Agnes Martin: With My Back To The World, by Mary Lance