Milton Avery was an American painter born on March 7, 1885, in Sand Bar, New York. Unlike many artists, art was not Avery’s first interest, and he initially worked in construction and mechanics. To make extra income, Avery tried to enroll in a lettering class at the Connecticut League of Art Students. He would eventually sign up for a drawing class and develop a passion.
Avery subsequently took part-time classes at the School of the Art Society of Hartford while working as a clerk to support his family. In 1925, Avery moved to New York, where he married and enrolled in night classes at the Art Students League. Avery constantly found encouragement in his wife, a commercial illustrator.
In the mid-1930s, Avery started gaining recognition and winning acclaim for his works. He held his first one-man exhibition in 1944 at the Phillips Collection in Washington. Suffering a heart attack in 1949 proved a huge setback to his career as his work rate reduced. Avery suffered a subsequent heart attack that kept him hospitalized for years, eventually leading to his death on 3 January 1965.
What was Milton Avery Known For?
Milton Avery was known for painting landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes. Avery was distinct in his use of simplified forms and expert colorism in his works. Influenced by the artworks of the Fauvists, Avery expressed moods and emotions through colors, using bold combinations and elaborate brushstrokes. He primarily worked in oil paints.
Who was Milton Avery Influenced By?
Milton Avery was influenced by Henri Matisse and Edouard Vuillard. While studying at the Art Students League, Avery developed his artistic ability by studying the works of Mattise and Vuillard.
What Art Movement was Milton Avery Associated With?
Milton Avery was associated with the American Modernism art movement.
Milton Avery Artwork
Below are some of the artworks of Milton Avery
Bicycle Rider by the Loire
Birds Over Sky
Gaspe Pink Sky
Nude Combing Hair
Sally Avery with Still Life
Sea Grasses and Blue Sea
All Milton Avery Artwork on Artchive
|White Wave||1954||Oil On Canvas|
|Three Cows On Hillside||1945||Oil On Canvas|
|Spring Orchard||1959||Oil On Canvas|
|Sheep||1952||Oil On Canvas|
|Maternity||1950||Oil On Canvas|
|Man And Dog||1950||Oil On Canvas|
|Green Sea||1954||Oil On Canvas|
|Dark Forest||1958||Oil On Canvas|
|Bridge To The Sea||1944||Oil On Canvas|
|Black Sea||1959||Oil On Canvas|
|Self-portrait||1941||Oil On Canvas|
|Sea Grasses and Blue Sea||1958||Oil on Canvas|
|Autumn||1944||Oil on Canvas|
|Gaspe - Pink Sky||1940||Oil on Canvas|
|Vermont Hills||1936||Oil on Canvas|