Blue Bay

Blue Bay

1960

Milton Avery

(American, 1885-1965)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 139.7 x 162.6 cm (55 x 64 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.169

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Milton Avery worked several factory jobs before launching his career as an artist.

Description

Featuring three boats, a land mass, and the surrounding ocean and sky, Blue Bay was inspired by Milton Avery’s summer trip to Provincetown, Massachusetts. The artist’s fondness for patterning is seen in the slightly irregular parallel strokes of paint that suggest the gently repetitive play of waves across water.

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Collection: 
Paintings
Department: 
Contemporary Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on canvas

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