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16/12/2004

Her final days, in December 2004, were spent in the infirmary of the retirement home, surrounded by a few of her closest friends and family members. In his memoir, [Arne] Glimcher describes sitting and holding her hand, singing her favourite “Blue Skies”, a song they’d often sung together while she drove him through the mountains, her foot on the gas, exhibiting a queenly disregard for speed limits and stop signs. Sometimes she’d chime in from her bed with a couple of wavering lines: “Nothing but blue skies / From now on.”

—Olivia Laing, on The Guardian

Agnes Martin: the artist mystic who disappeared into the desert, by Olivia Laing

Obituary at the New York Times

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Published in 25/03/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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22/03/1912BirthBirth
01/01/1919Moved to VancouverMoved to Vancouver
10/06/1937Teaching Certificate
01/06/1914Father's death
01/09/194201/01/1946Multiple jobsMultiple jobs
01/01/1946Moved to New Mexico
01/01/1951Return to New York
01/01/195401/01/1957Return to New MexicoReturn to New Mexico
16/12/2004Death