The Royal Academy of Arts announces its 2022 exhibition programme, featuring Milton Avery — considered one of North America's greatest 20th-century colourists. According to The New York Times, 'Only Matisse — to whose art he owed much, of course — produced a greater achievement in this respect'. Avery's career fell between the movements of the American Impressionists and the Abstract Expressionists, leaving him to forge a staunchly independent path.
This is the first comprehensive exhibition of Avery's work in Europe. It brings together a selection of around 70 paintings from the 1930s–1960s that are among his most celebrated. These works typically feature scenes of daily life, including portraits of loved ones and serene landscapes from his visits to Maine and Cape Cod.
Milton Avery: American Colourist is at the Royal Academy of Arts from 15 July–16 October 2022
Image: Milton Avery, Little Fox River, 1942 Oil on canvas, 91.8 x 122.2 cm Collection Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. Gift of Roy R. Neuberger © 2021 Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London 2021 Photo: Jim Frank