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December 4, 1986 - December 4, 1986

One of the most original and inventive 20th century landscape artists, United States artist Milton Avery (1885-1965) uses simplified shapes and clear heightened colours to evoke the characteristic forms and brilliant light of North America. Avery was much ahead of his time, and always out of the mainstream. He was an influence on may later painters, including Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb, and recently has been re-examined by the new school of figurative artists in Canada and the United States.
On display are more than 40 watercolours, oils, and sketches which were done on summer trips to Canada in 1938 and 1947, including 20 paintings from the Avery estate which have never before been exhibited.

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