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Pool in the Mountains

Milton Avery (AKA Milton Clark Avery), American, (March 7, 1893–January 3, 1965)

Creation date: 1950
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge
Accession Number: 1991.9
Dimensions: 30 3/16 in. x 40 1/8 in. (76.68 cm x 101.92 cm)

Provenance

Mrs. Milton Avery, (1965 - ca. 1971)

Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, New York (ca. 1971 - January 1971)

Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge, La Jolla, California (January 1971 - May 30, 1991)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (May 30, 1991 - )

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Milton Avery chose unusual color combinations and was drawn to flat planes of color in his representations of both landscapes and figures. Avery’s distinctive approach to painting defies identification with specific movements and creative trends. In Pool in the Mountain, the green, yellow, and blue hues that define the landscape work harmoniously together. The artist plays with perspective as the tiny trees that dot the landscape have a disproportionate relationship to the immensity of the pool, its surrounding territories, and the enormous mountains. In the year that Avery completed this painting, he spent the summer with his family in Woodstock, New York. Avery was a longtime resident of New York and was influential to a subsequent generation of artists, in particular the painter Mark Rothko (1903–1970), who frequented Avery’s studios in New York. By his sixties, Avery was a nationally recognized figure.
Last Updated: 7/9/2013

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Insight: Selections from San Diego Private Collections San Diego Museum of Art , 4/23/1983 - 6/12/1983

The Walbridge Legacy The San Diego Museum of Art , 4/9/1988 - 5/29/1988

Newman in Context , 6/29/2013 - 9/8/2013

American: Art of the 20th Century San Diego Museum of Art , 1/18/2014 - 8/26/2014

Art of the 20th Century , 3/28/2015 - 8/16/2015

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Mary Stofflet. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 179, 212, Figure Number: 212

The Walbridge Legacy San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1988
Page Number: 58

The Walbridge Legacy San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1988
Page Number: 18, Figure Number: 18

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