Despite his reputation as one of North America’s greatest 20th-century colourists, Milton Avery’s work has never been shown in Europe.
Now however the Royal Academy hopes to present a selection of 70 of his most celebrated paintings from the 1930s – 1960s. The works typically feature scenes of daily life, including portraits of loved ones and serene landscapes from his visits to Maine and Cape Cod.
Marvel in the colour sensibility and balance that runs throughout his work – a style that was to have a major influence on the next generation.
It is a long overdue celebration of an American master who, in Marc Rothko’s words, celebrated the world around him with a poetry that “penetrated every pore of the canvas to the very last touch of the brush”.
The show is scheduled for summer and the RA expects to have re-opened by this time.
July 3rd to September 26th at the Royal Academy Piccadilly, London UK
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