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Milton Avery


Royal Academy of Arts / London / Art

“Why talk when you can paint?” This was the philosophy of the pioneering American artist Milton Avery. Bridging the gap between Impressionism and Expressionism, Avery was an outsider for much of his career, yet he had a great impact on the artists that succeeded him, including Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. His signature use of muted colors and flat planes transformed mundane subjects into captivating bucolic scenes of American life. Seventy works drawn mostly from his most lauded period—1930 to 1960—now travel across the Atlantic, bringing European audiences a sampling of America’s Avery. —Sabina Vitale

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