I often avoid reading biographies about artists whose work I really admire. There’s too much risk involved. Will their overzealous drinking habits or odd attachments to their mothers skew the way I view their artistic creations? With Henry Martin’s biography on Agnes Martin, the risk is worth every single beautifully written page. His thorough research and poetic prose bring to light the struggles Agnes faced in order to find success as an artist... (read more)Recommended by Cristina B.