Milton Avery

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Birthday
7, 1885
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 3, 1965 (79)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
7, 1885
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 3, 1965 (79)

About

Modern painter whose works, such as "Gaspé Landscape" and "Green Sea," were exhibited in high-profile museums.

Before Fame

He started working at a factory when he was 16 years old. He needed the daytime to paint, so around 1917, he began working nights.

Trivia

He was a friend of the Russian-born painter Mark Rothko.

Family Life

His father was a tanner. He was forced to be the breadwinner for his nine female relatives after his brother-in-law died in 1915. He married art student Sally Michael in 1926.

Associated With

His work was compared to that of Henri Matisse.

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