Sally Michel Avery


Sally Michel Avery was a painter and an illustrator who created modernist paintings of abstracted figures, landscapes, and genre scenes capturing personal moments of every day life. She was the co-creator of the "Avery style", wife and collaborator of artist Milton Avery, and mother of artist March Avery. Throughout their lives, Michel and Avery shared their studio space together, painting side by side, critiquing each other's work, and developing a shared style which includes the use of abstracted subjects, expressionistic color fields, and harmonious but unusual colors juxtapositions. Michel's work is the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art (Corcoran Collection), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Israel Museum, among others.


Sally Michel Avery

Milton Resting, 1963

Watercolor on paper

23.5 x 17.5 in




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