Skip to Content

The Arts Intel Report

A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Milton Avery: American Colourist

Milton Avery, Little Fox River, 1942.

July 15 – Oct 16, 2022
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD, United Kingdom

Milton Avery was a master of color. According to The New York Times, “Only Matisse—to whose art he owed much, of course—produced a greater achievement in this respect.” Avery painted daily life—loved ones, acquaintances, even passersby on the street. He also loved the vast, cold landscapes of East Coast America, Maine’s white sand and the agitated Atlantic. No matter what he drew, he infused the canvas with poetry. This exhibition of 70 paintings, dating from the 1930s to the 60s, includes some of Avery’s most celebrated work. —Elena Clavarino

Photo: Jim Frank/© Milton Avery Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London 2022