Milton Avery, Birds Over Sea, 1957

Exhibition History & Literature

Exhibitions:

Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY, “Milton Avery: Recent Paintings,” October 28 – November 16, 1957;

Park Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, “Paintings By Milton Avery, January 7 – 27, 1962, ill.;

The Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana, “Milton Avery, November 1 – November 30, 1962;

Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, New York, “Milton Avery Memorial Exhibition,” September 10 – September 22, 1965;

Gallery Reese Palley, San Francisco, California, “Milton Avery,”, 1968;

Summit Art Center (Visual Arts Center of New Jersey), Summit, New Jersey, “Milton Avery: Drawings and Paintings, March 13 – May 1, 1977;

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, “Milton Avery, Drawings and Paintings, May 21 – June 19, 1977, Lender: Milton Avery Trust;

Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, “Milton Avery: Paintings and Prints”, November 30, 1977 – January 15, 1978;

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, The Edmonton Art Gallery, “Milton Avery”, September. 22 – October 22, 1978, traveled to Banff, Alberta, Walter Phillips Gallery, Nov. 24 – Dec. 15, 1978; Windsor, Ontario, Windsor Art Gallery, Jan. 1 – 29, 1979; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Feb. 9 – Mar. 5, 1979; Hamilton, Ontario, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Mar. 23 – Apr. 23, 1979;

Milton Avery: Paintings and Drawings 1930-1963, Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, February 1 – February 28, 1980.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian institution, Washington, DC, “The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York”, May 22 – September 21, 1980, # 100.80 Catalog #45, Lender: Milton Avery Trust courtesy of Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York;

Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, “Milton Avery Major Paintings”, January 7 – February 1, 1984, ill.;

Center For The Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, “Milton Avery: A Singular Vision”, February 7 – April 10, 1988, No. 25, ill. exhibition poster;

Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, “Milton Avery: Progressive Images”, Catalog #33, September 3 – October 23, 1988, Lender “Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, New York, courtesy of Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York; 

Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, “Milton Avery: Progressive Images”, January 8 – February 16, 1989;

Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, New York, “Milton Avery: Animals,” January 16 – February 13, 1993;

André Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York, Milton Avery: Pictures Never Shown,” March 28 – April 27, 1996, No. MA – 011238;

Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, “Milton Avery: The Nude and Other Subjects: A Retrospective View 1929-1963,” July 6 – August 11, 2001, (Traveling Exhibition);

Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, “Milton Avery: All Creatures Great and Small,” July 4 – August 4, 2003. (Traveling Exhibition);

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, “Discovering Milton Avery: Two Devoted Collectors, Louis Kaufman and Duncan Phillips, “February 14 – May 16, 2004;

 Freedman Art, New York, New York, “Passion & Commitment: The Art of Luther Brady,” October 30, 2015 – February 11, 2016;

Yares Art, New York, New York, “Milton Avery Early + Late, February 24 – April 30, 2018

Literature:

Milton Avery: Paintings and Drawings 1930-1963, Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (1980). #6, illustrated;

Milton Avery: Recent Paintings, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY (1957).#9;

Paintings by Milton Avery, Park Gallery, Detroit, MI (1962), #5; 

Milton Avery, The Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, IN (1962). #15;

Agee, William C., David Ebony, et al. Milton Avery: Early Works on Paper and Late Paintings, Yares Art, New York, NY (2018). Listed p. 98; illustrated p. 23; mentioned in the text pp. 8, 33;

Avery, Sally M. Milton Avery: Major Paintings, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York (1984). illustrated, n.p.

Avery, Milton. Milton Avery: Animals, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York (1993);

Blanch, Arnold. Milton Avery Memorial Exhibition, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY (1965). #1

Chernow, Burt and Sally Michel Avery. Milton Avery: A Singular Vision, ed. Brenda Williamson. Center for the Fine Arts Association, Miami, FL (1987). Cat. no. 25; illus p. 40; announcement image;

Hobbs, Robert. Milton Avery, Hudson Hills Press, New York (1990). p. 89;

Kramer, Hilton. Milton Avery: Paintings 1930-1960, Thomas Yoseloff, New York (1962). #24;

Lucie-Smith, Edward and Mark Rothko. Milton Avery: The Nude and Other Subjects: A Retrospective View 1929-1963, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Fe, NM (2001). listed p. 64; illustrated p. 49; mentioned in the text p. 5 Mellow, James R., Mark Rothko, et al.;

Milton Avery, Gallery Reese Palley, San Francisco, CA (1968). p. 10;

Miller, Harvey S. Shipley and Earl A. Powell, III. Milton Avery, Drawings & Paintings, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (1976). Listed p. 54; illustrated p. 30;

Oellet, Raymond. Milton Avery, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta (1978). illustrated Price, Marla, Sandy Harthorn, et al. Milton Avery: Progressive Images, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID (1988). Cat. #33, illustrated, mentioned in the text;

Rathbone, Eliza E. and Jay Gates. Discovering Milton Avery: Two Devoted Collectors: Louis Kaufman and Duncan Phillips, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (2004). #35, checklist p. 105; illus. p. 30, cover; mentioned p. 35;

Rothko, Mark. Milton Avery: All Creatures Great and Small, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM & Scottsdale, AZ (2003). Listed p. 48; illustrated p. 35

References:

Haskell, Barbara, and Milton Avery. Milton Avery. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Harper & Row, 1982.

Avery, Milton, Adolph Gottlieb, Mark Rothko, and E. A. Carmean. Coming to Light – Avery, Gottlieb, Rothko Provincetown Summers 1957-1961 : May 2 – August 15, 2002, Knoedler & Company, New York. New York, NY: Knoedler & Company, 2002.

https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-sally-michel-avery-11687#transcript

https://brooklynrail.org/2018/04/artseen/MILTON-AVERY-Early-Works-on-Paper-Late-Painting

https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/PCMS_Philadelphia_Medicine/PhiladelphiaMedicine_Fall2017/index.php

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