Milton Avery is considered one of North America’s greatest 20th-century colorists. His career fell between the movements of the American Impressionists and the Abstract Expressionists, leaving him to forge a staunchly independent path.
This comprehensive exhibition (7 November 2021–30 January 2022) brings together a selection of approximately 70 paintings from the 1910s to the mid-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. The color sensibility and balance that run throughout his work had a major influence on the next generation of artists.
Organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, this major retrospective of Avery’s work commences at The Modern, Fort Worth, travelling to the Wadsworth Atheneum (24 February–5 June 2022) and the Royal Academy of Arts (15 July–16 October 2022).
Image: Milton Avery, March in Brown, 1954
Oil on canvas, 44 x 32 inches
© 2021 Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London 2021
Courtesy Victoria Miro and Waqas Wajahat