Milton Avery, ‘Sleeping Sally’, Dated 1949, Painting, Oil on board,  M.S. Rau
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Milton Avery

Sleeping Sally, Dated 1949

Oil on board
14 × 17 in
35.6 × 43.2 cm
.
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New Orleans
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M.S. Rau
New Orleans

This intimate portrait by American expressionist Milton Avery is a shining example of the …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated "Milton Avery 1949" (lower right)
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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?”

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This intimate portrait by American expressionist Milton Avery is a shining example of the artist's ability to convey personal emotion through impassioned use of color. Avery was an important figure in the development of modern art in the early 20th century, utilizing quasi-abstract shapes saturated with flat color …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated "Milton Avery 1949" (lower right)
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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

Sleeping Sally, Dated 1949

Oil on board
14 × 17 in
35.6 × 43.2 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New Orleans
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