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There her mother supported them by renovating and reselling houses. 
Maternal authority was maintained by strict discipline,
and self-reliance was expected from an early age.

—Benita Eisler, on her 1993 New Yorker profile of Agnes Martin

There her mother supported them by renovating and reselling houses.
Maternal authority was maintained by strict discipline, and self-reliance was expected from an early age.

—Benita Eisler, on her 1993 New Yorker profile of Agnes Martin

None of the adults had any interest in art, and if the subject was taught at school Martin has no recollection of it. She does recall doing a lot of drawing at home with her older brother. At eight or nine, she was saving her pocket money to buy prints of famous paintings. They were a little bigger than postcards, and they came in a series. She vividly remembers the first one she bought -- Millet's "Angelus". Then Agnes and her brother would try to copy the prints.

—Benita Eisler, on her 1993 New Yorker profile of Agnes Martin

None of the adults had any interest in art, and if the subject was taught at school Martin has no recollection of it. She does recall doing a lot of drawing at home with her older brother. At eight or nine, she was saving her pocket money to buy prints of famous paintings. They were a little bigger than postcards, and they came in a series. She vividly remembers the first one she bought—Millet's "Angelus". Then Agnes and her brother would try to copy the prints.

—Benita Eisler, on her 1993 New Yorker profile of Agnes Martin

Life Lines by Benita Eisler

Jean-François Millet, "Angelus".

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