1932Artists Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Barnett Newman (1905-1970), and Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) visited Milton and Sally Michel Avery in Gloucester.Arts and Culture, Art

Consuelo Kanaga, Mark Rothko, 1951, Gelatin silver print, Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wallace B. Putnam from the Estate of Consuelo Kanaga, https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/164835
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The three admired the Averys, introduced their artist friends, and joined them during their Gloucester summers. Rothko visited again in 1934. Michel said they all followed Avery’s work as a beacon. They rented spaces close to each other and generally kept themselves separate from the local Gloucester art community.

Breslin, James E. B., Mark Rothko: A Biography, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1993.
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