Oil on canvas
Unframed: 128.3 x 153 cm (50 1/2 x 60 1/4 in.)
Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.169
© Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Milton Avery worked several factory jobs before launching his career as an artist.
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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