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Milton Avery

Japanese Landscape, 1939

Drypoint etching on paper
3 1/4 × 7 15/16 in
8.3 × 20.2 cm
Edition 39/100
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Friends Seminary Benefit Auction

This work was most recently part of Milton Avery's Vermont at the Bennington Museum in Vermont. …

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Courtesy of Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Milton Avery
American, 1885–1965
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Depicting everyday scenes of domestic, city, and country life, painter and printmaker Milton Avery favored simplified forms and the flat application of color, inspired by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. “I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, [and] colors form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter,” he once said. Avery’s early work incorporated elements of Impressionism, but his smooth planes of color and combination of figuration and abstraction would make him an archetype of American Modernism, prefiguring aspects of Color Field painting by years. Avery was a friend and source of inspiration to artists including Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, and Barnett Newman. A man of few words, he was said to have frequently quipped, “Why talk when you can paint?”

Milton Avery, ‘Japanese Landscape’, 1939, Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
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This work was most recently part of Milton Avery's Vermont at the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Framed dimensions: 13 x 17 1/2 in.

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Signed, dated, numbered on recto
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Courtesy of Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Milton Avery
American, 1885–1965
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Depicting everyday scenes of domestic, city, and country life, painter and printmaker Milton Avery favored simplified forms and the flat application of color, inspired by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. “I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, [and] colors form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter,” he once said. Avery’s early work incorporated elements of Impressionism, but his smooth planes of color and combination of figuration and abstraction would make him an archetype of American Modernism, prefiguring aspects of Color Field painting by years. Avery was a friend and source of inspiration to artists including Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, and Barnett Newman. A man of few words, he was said to have frequently quipped, “Why talk when you can paint?”

Milton Avery

Japanese Landscape, 1939

Drypoint etching on paper
3 1/4 × 7 15/16 in
8.3 × 20.2 cm
Edition 39/100
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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