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Milton Clark  Avery

Milton Clark Avery

Male 1885 - 1965  (79 years)

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  • Name Milton Clark Avery 
    Born 7 Mar 1885  Sand Bank, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • this city is now known as Altmar
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 1965  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Artists Cemetery, Woodstock, Ulster, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Avery, Milton
    Avery, Milton
    Milton Avery
    Notes 
    • Avery's Life

      Milton Clark Avery was born on March 7, 1885, in Sand Bank (now Altmar), N.Y., the son of tanner Russell Avery and dressmaker Esther March. Avery's family moved to 12 Wilson Ave. in Windsor in 1898. In moving to Connecticut, the family was returning to its roots; according to Bette Daraskevich of the East Hartford Historical Society, Avery was a descendant of William Chesebrough, one of the founders of Stonington.

      Avery's father died when Milton was young (the 1900 federal census lists Milton's mother as a widow) so Milton went to work in a series of jobs ? lathe man, aligner, assembler, mechanic, construction worker ? at places including Hartford Machine and Screw Co. and Underwood Manufacturing Co. He also worked as a file clerk at Travelers Insurance. By 1916, Avery's extended family had moved to 98 Connecticut Blvd. in East Hartford.

      On the side, Avery took classes at Connecticut League of Art Students starting in 1917, and later, in 1919, at the School of the Art Society of Hartford, the forerunner of the Hartford Art School at University of Hartford.

      In New York, Avery began to gain attention among gallery owners, collectors and the press.

      Avery died on Jan. 3, 1965, and his reputation has grown ever since. He is buried in the Artists Cemetery in Woodstock, N.Y.

      bio taken from http://articles.courant.com/2012-02-08/entertainment/hc-milton-avery-0210-20120208_1_milton-avery-art-critic-chief-curator
    Person ID I61064  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2014 

    Father Russell Newton Avery,   b. Jan 1850, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Esther J. March,   b. May 1857, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Family ID F20074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sally Michel,   b. 27 Jul 1902, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2003, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 1926 
    Children 
    +1. March Avery,   b. (LIVING)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2014 14:06:48 
    Family ID F20073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Mar 1885 - Sand Bank, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 1965 - New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Artists Cemetery, Woodstock, Ulster, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Avery, Milton
    Avery, Milton
    Milton Avery

    Histories
    Painting by Milton Avery
    Painting by Milton Avery
    'Green Sea', oil on canvas painting by Milton Avery, 1958, University of Kentucky Art Museum (Lexington, Kentucky)

    Books
    ART in Embassies Exhibition Vienna, Austria
    ART in Embassies Exhibition Vienna, Austria
    ART in Embassies Exhibition Vienna, Austria - showcasing work from Wolf Kahn; George Edwin Chaplin; Milton Avery; his daughter March Avery Cavanaugh; and her son, Sean Cavanaugh.


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