Milton Avery
this artist was a maverick in my estimation. he did his own thing so to speak. if I look at Matisse I come to understand the importance of just painting, line, shape and color. this is also what I see in Averys work. there is a truthfulness to it, a simplicity of objects, forms into shapes, echoing Matisse and to some extent Cezanne. because of this simplicity the images have a gentle feeling about them, or I think a contended calmness. the colors are muted yet still bright. the forms have been reduced to shapes and line. they are Matisse in another time.
Milton has in fact been called the American Matisse. He is a Colorist, working and choosing by feel, by eye, and then knowledge. His paint is thin and yet the brush strokes remain giving a man-made quality to his gentle paintings

Shawled-Woman-Seated-at-Table-dig_rect540.gif
Shawled-Woman-Seated-at-Table-dig_rect540.gif

Three-FIgures-on-a-Rock_rect540.gif
Three-FIgures-on-a-Rock_rect540.gif
Avery-Girl_Writing.jpg
Avery-Girl_Writing.jpg
54_2.jpg
54_2.jpg
Avery-March_Balcony+.jpg
Avery-March_Balcony+.jpg


74719.jpg
74719.jpg




1967.94.jpg
1967.94.jpg

3cm429.jpg
3cm429.jpg


3cm428.jpg
3cm428.jpg


3cm427.jpg
3cm427.jpg

3am82.jpg
3am82.jpg

3am80.jpg
3am80.jpg


cam_ccf_pd_37_1992_624x544.jpg

milton avery via paper images--new.jpg

avery milton.jpg

TOLMA-final.jpg

milton avery alongtimealone.jpg
milton avery 1938 alonimealone.jpg
milton-avery-gaspc3a9-landscape.jpgmilton avery 3.jpg
milton avery 2.jpg1952 Shapes of Spring.jpg
milton-avery via thoughtfuljack blogspot.jpg