Milton Avery, ‘Sitting on Rocks at Water's Edge’, 1957, Addison Rowe Gallery
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Milton Avery

Sitting on Rocks at Water's Edge, 1957

Crayon, gouache on paper
26 × 20 in
66 × 50.8 cm
This is a unique work.
$40,000
Ships from Santa Fe, NM, US
Shipping: $300 domestic, $500 rest of world
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed & dated: lower left
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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, ‘Sitting on Rocks at Water's Edge’, 1957, Addison Rowe Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed & dated: lower left
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
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

Sitting on Rocks at Water's Edge, 1957

Crayon, gouache on paper
26 × 20 in
66 × 50.8 cm
This is a unique work.
$40,000
Ships from Santa Fe, NM, US
Shipping: $300 domestic, $500 rest of world
Location
Santa Fe
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
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