Edited by Stephanie Gordon Noland
Published by © 1971 University Art Gallery, UC Irvine
Milton Avery (along with Hans Hofmann) is especially known for having "kept Fauvist concerns alive when Abstract Expressionism, with its adaption of Cubism, held sway in America as the dominant force in modernist painting." His work exhibits interest in the Fauvist concern with color, rather than the more contemporary Cubist interest in linear exactitude. His work is much more representative of Fauvist ideals than his contemporaries, such as Mark Rothko, though his use of color influenced their work. This exhibition of his later work underlines the importance of his art in the twentieth century.