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Milton Avery

Untitled, ca. 1950

Ink on paper
11 × 8 in
27.9 × 20.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$15,000 - 20,000
location
Boston
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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed lower right in pencil.
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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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed lower right in pencil.
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

Untitled, ca. 1950

Ink on paper
11 × 8 in
27.9 × 20.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$15,000 - 20,000
location
Boston
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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