Agnes Martin Portrait Custom Illustration by Audrey Bell

The Modernist Room — Agnes Martin

One of the great painters of the Abstract Expressionist period, Agnes Martin was one of the most prominent of Taos' many famed artists. Her painting style reflected her quiet and tranquil life in Taos. Her signature style is defined by an emphasis on line, grids, and fields of extremely subtle color. Her artwork is held in prized collections at many museums around the world including the Whitney Museum in New York, the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Martin's life was marked by many notable achievements. She was named one of the “100 Women of Achievement” in 1967 by Harper’s Bazaar. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was awarded a National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts, and received the Golden Lion at the 1997 Venice Biennale. Taos visitors are encouraged to view her work at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, which features seven of her paintings in the Agnes Martin Gallery, built especially to display her work. The Modernist luxury guest room of our unique Taos hotel features a kiva-style fireplace and a viga wood ceiling, while still offering visitors the best in contemporary design. The room poetically stands aside a 100+ year old willow tree.