1920Artist Milton Avery (1885-1965) first visited Gloucester.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

Newman, Arnold, Milton Avery, 1961, Gellatin silver print, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institutions, https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1891399
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Avery arrived as a conservative American Impressionist. In Gloucester, he simplified his technique. By the time he stopped visiting, Avery had discovered his mature style. He focused on the waterfront. Like Stuart Davis, many of Avery’s later paintings originated from the sketches, watercolors, and gouaches of those summers away from the city. Avery began to develop the very personal technique and style in Gloucester that would characterize his work.

Price, Marla, Avery in Gloucester, in Milton Avery on Cape Ann, Cape Ann Historical Association, Gloucester, MA, 1989. Oaks, Martha, catalog forward, Milton Avery on Cape Ann, Cape Ann Historical Association, Gloucester, MA, 1989. Ratcliff, Carter, catalog essay, The Gloucester Years: Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY, 1982,
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