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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Avery, Milton


Gaspe - Pink Sky
1940
Oil on canvas
32 x 44 in.
Collection of Mr and Mrs Samuel Lindenbaum, New York

Milton Avery (1885 – 1965) was an American modern painter, born in Altmar, New York, he moved to Connecticut in 1898 and later to New York City.
Avery was a man of few words. "Why talk when you can paint?" he often quipped to his wife.
Avery was often thought of as an American Matisse, especially because of his colorful and innovative landscape paintings. His poetic, bold and creative use of drawing and color set him apart from more conventional painting of his era.