Thursday, December 1, 2011

pleased to meet you milton avery

portrait | one | two | three | four | five | six

fun facts: 

1885 - born in Altmar, New York

1915 - after his brother in law died he was the only remaining male left in his family to provide for his 9 female relatives

1917 - started working night jobs in order to paint during the day

Roy Neuberger bought over 100 of Avery's paintings and donated or lent them to galleries in hopes of Avery gaining the recognition he deserved

apparently Avery wasn't much of a talker... "why talk when you can paint?" he had said to his wife

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