Major Twentieth Century Figures in Art and Literature

Wed. March 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Sponsored by: Les Yeux du Monde and Lydia Csato Gasman Archives for Picasso and Modernist Studies


Lesley Lee Francis, author of You Come Too, and Nancy Princenthal, author of Agnes Martin, will discuss their writing, the subjects of their books, and the impact of Frost and Martin on literature and art.

Why should you attend?

“Francis, a granddaughter of Robert Frost, says this book is a memoir but grants its biographical qualities and basis in scholarship―hers―as well as her own life. It is something altogether extraordinary, an insider’s view of a great family that constantly but hardly deliberately reminds us that it is personal… Francis neatly balances anecdote, commentary, and emotion-laden incident throughout… It is hard to imagine a better book about the poet and his most intimate heritage.” — BOOKLIST (starred review)

“Doggedly researched and gracefully written… [Princenthal] shines in describing Martin’s earthy good humor and dedication to her art and in capturing the atmosphere in which the artist came of age. It’s the best life we have of this remarkable woman, and it will remain definitive for a long good while.” — The Wall Street Journal

Francis, L You Come Too
Princenthal, Nancy, Agnes Martin