Artist of the moment…….Milton Avery

Milton Avery was born in Altmar, New York in the year 1885. His father tanned animal hides and Avery found his first job at age sixteen working in a factory.

Avery began to attend classes at the Connecticut Art Students League. Avery would win some regional awards. He would get married to an illustrator and the income she earned from her illustration career allowed him to concentrate on his artwork.

The couple would move to New York City and Avery attendwd classes at the Art Student’s League of New York. A major collector saw his work, bought 100 or so pieces of Avery’s work, and donated them to museums all around the globe.

The couple had one child, March Avery, who is a professional artist. March Avery will be the next entry.

Avery was seen as the American version Matisse. Avery enjoyed working with flat planes of color. Even in his portraits the viewer is shown the relationships of color that exist rathet than an exact likeness.

Milton Avery passed away in 1965, at the age of 79 years old.

Price range information: Avery’s works at auction have broken the $3 million dollar barrier.

In this clip we view many works by Milton Avery:

Next up will be his daughter, March Avery. Both paint in a similar style/ manner.

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