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Milton Avery
March 7, 1885 - January 3, 1965
Nationality: American
Category: Artist
Subcategory: American Artist

The idea is in my head to put it down is nothing.


I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.


Why talk when you can paint?


Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms.


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