Milton Avery (1885 - 1965)
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Milton Avery was an American modern painter who was born in Altmar, New York and spent his childhood in Connecticut. After supporting him and his family through a succession of blue-collar jobs, Avery's interest in art eventually led him to enroll at the Connecticut League of Art Students in Hartford. Avery had to work night jobs in order to afford painting until he met his wife, Sally Michel, in 1924, whose income enabled Avery to devote himself more fully to painting. After being discovered by Roy Neuberger, Avery's work was lent or donated to museums all over the world. Eventually, he came to be a successful painter. While Avery's work is representational, it focuses on color relations and, in this way, does not align with most conventional Western painting. His creative use of drawing and color is what truly sets him apart from the artists of his era.