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Milton Avery

[American Painter, 1893-1965]

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Original works by Milton Avery available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteButler Institute of American Art, Ohio
The Baby, 1944

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Many works online

Notable SiteMilton Avery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
3 works online when last checked

Notable SiteMilton Avery at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
7 works by Milton Avery

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Portrait of the artist's wife

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
16 works online

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Seaside Strollers, 1963

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Japanese Landscape

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Bridge to the Sea, 1937

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Girl with Cello

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Davistown Museum, Liberty, Maine

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
March by the Sea, 1945

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
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Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Haircut by the Sea

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Milton Avery at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Self-portrait, drawing, 1938

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
Rooster's Domain, 1948

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
Child's Supper, 1945

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Blue Landscape, 1946

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Birds and Sea, 1955

Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
Nude Alone, 1941

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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2 works by Milton Avery online

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania
Susan with Orchid

San Antonio Art League Museum, Texas
Hopi Village, 1950

San Diego Museum of Art, California
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
The Fencers, 1944

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Offshore Island
Trees and Rocks

Milton Avery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Nude Recumbent (Nude Asleep)

Milton Avery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
23 works online

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
Adolescence, 1947
The Checker Players, 1938

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Green Sea, 1958

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida
The Blue Blouse, 1958

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Repository of Abstract Art

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Milton Avery  
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Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 71): Milton Avery

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Milton Avery at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The Milton Avery papers online

The New York Observer
"Knoedler and Company Show Recognizes Avery's Genius", article by Hilton Kramer

Time Magazine
"Milton Avery's Rich Fabric of Color", 1982 article by Robert Hughes

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Milton Avery: The Late Paintings

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