Artist and Studio
journalofanobody:

Milton Avery

journalofanobody:

Milton Avery

Milton Avery, Portrait of Marsden Hartley, 1943.   MFA Boston.

Milton Avery, Portrait of Marsden Hartley, 1943.   MFA Boston.

Milton Avery (American, 1883-1966),  Female Painter, 1945

Milton Avery (American, 1883-1966), Female Painter, 1945

Milton Avery, Rothko with Pipe, 1936   NGA

Milton Avery, Rothko with Pipe, 1936   NGA

“I would like to say a few words about the greatness of Milton Avery.
This conviction of greatness, the feeling that one was in the presence of great events, was immediate on encountering his work. It was true for many of us who were younger, questioning, and looking for an anchor. This conviction has never faltered. It has persisted, and has been reinforced through the passing decades and the passing fashions.
Avery is first a great poet. His is the poetry of sheer loveliness, of sheer beauty. Thanks to him this kind of poetry has been able to survive in our time.
This-alone-took great courage in a generation which felt that it could be heard only thru clamor, force and a show of power. But Avery had that inner power in which gentleness and silence proved more audible and poignant.
From the beginning there was nothing tentative about Avery. He always had that naturalness, that exactness and that inevitable completeness which can be achieved only by those gifted with magical means, by those born to sing.”
—  Mark Rothko tribute to Milton Avery, 1965 (shortened version; transcribed by Artist & Studio, original at Archives of American Art)
Milton Avery
"Avery is first a great poet. His is the poetry of sheer loveliness, of sheer beauty… This alone took great courage in a generation which felt that it could be heard only through clamor, force and a show of power." [dd]
 - Mark Rothko

Milton Avery

"Avery is first a great poet. His is the poetry of sheer loveliness, of sheer beauty… This alone took great courage in a generation which felt that it could be heard only through clamor, force and a show of power." [dd]

 - Mark Rothko

journalofanobody:

Self-Portrait by Milton Avery

journalofanobody:

Self-Portrait by Milton Avery

wonderfulambiguity:

Milton Avery, 1960
photo by Arnold Abner Newman

wonderfulambiguity:

Milton Avery, 1960

photo by Arnold Abner Newman

Milton Avery, Self-Portrait, 1937. Smithsonian American Art Museum

Milton Avery, Self-Portrait, 1937. Smithsonian American Art Museum

Milton Avery,  self-portrait, ca. 1939

Milton Avery,  self-portrait, ca. 1939