Born March 22 in Maklin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Spends youth in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Moves to Bellingham, Washington.
–37 Studies at Western Washington College of Education, Bellingham, Washington.
–41 Teaches public school in Washington State.
–42 Fall. Attends Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Receives B.S., 1942.
–48 Enrolls at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque where she also teaches art from 1947–1948.
Becomes a United States citizen.
Returns to Teachers College, Columbia University, for Masters of Art degree.
Receives M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, moves to Taos, New Mexico.
Reenters Teachers College, Columbia University. Fall. Leaves New York for Taos, New Mexico.
–57 Lives in Taos, New Mexico.
Moves to New York; lives on Coenties Slip in Lower Manhattan.
First one-artist exhibition at Betty Parsons Gallery, New York. Association with Betty Parsons continues through December 1961.
Moves to a loft on South Street, New York
First one-artist exhibition at the Robert Elkon Gallery, New York. Association with Robert Elkon continues through 1974.
Receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
–68 Abandons painting and leaves New York, travels around western United States and Canada.
Builds an adobe and log house outside of Cuba, New Mexico.
January. First major survey of Martin’s work exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, organized by Suzanne Delehanty.
Publishes suite of prints, On A Clear Day, with Parasol Press.
November. Kunstraum München presents first one-artist exhibition of Martin’s work outside the United States.
Returns to painting after seven-year hiatus. Begins building a studio in Cuba, New Mexico.
First exhibition at, and beginning of association with, The Pace Gallery, New York.
Produces film entitled Gabriel.
Moves to Galisteo, New Mexico.
Arts Council of Great Britain presents one-artist exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London; travels to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montreal presents first one-artist exhibition in Canada.
Artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine.
Inducted as a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.
Retrospective exhibition organized by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; travels throughout Europe.
Receives the Alexej von Jawlensky Prize from the city of Wiesbaden, Germany.
Receives Oskar Kokoschka Prize from Austrian government.
–94 Major retrospective organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; traveled throughout the United States and to Madrid.
Participates in the 1995 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Receives Golden Lion for Contribution to Contemporary Art at the Venice Biennale.
Receives the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement from the College Art Association.
National Medal of Arts, an award presented by the President and the National Endowment for the Arts
Recipient of the 25th Annual Governor’s Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts, given by Governor Gary Johnson, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Agnes Martin Symposium honoring Agnes Martin on the occasion of her 90th Birthday, organized by The University of New Mexico’s Harwood Museum of Art.
Dies December 16 in Taos, New Mexico.