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Milton Clark Avery

 (1885 - 1965)
Milton Clark Avery was active/lived in New York, Connecticut.  Milton Avery is known for Abstract sea-landscape and nude figure painting.

Milton Clark Avery

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Known as a colorist focused on serene mood, harmony, and rounded shapes, Milton Avery was primarily a self-taught painter whose work combining abstraction and realism suggests dialogue between line, shape, muted color, and subdued emotions.  Most of his subjects were either marine scenes or figure studies.

Although never associated with a particular movement, Avery was a key modernist who influenced succeeding generations of artists including Color Field painters Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb.

Born in Altmar, New York, Avery studied art in Hartford at the Connecticut League of Art Students before settling in New York City in 1925.

1944 was a watershed year for Avery, largely because of a new gallery association  ...  Displaying 750 of 18053 characters.

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About  Milton Clark Avery

Born:  1885 - Altmar, New York
Died:   1965 - New York City
Known for:  Abstract sea-landscape and nude figure painting