Artists

  • March Avery
  • b. 1932
  • American

Biography

March Avery is the daughter of one of America’s most important abstract painters, Milton Avery and Sally Michel Avery, and a fine painter in her own right. March never received formal art training, but seems to have gained a thorough education by osmosis. The Avery home was filled with art and artist friends such as Mark Rothko, Marsden Hartley and Barnett Newman.

March's style, like her mother’s, is a reflection of Milton’s. Flattened forms lacking nearly all detail are brought to life through a sophisticated and lively palette. March’s figurative work differentiates from her father’s through her intimate directness and use of everyday subject matter. Landscape subjects are where we see a closer resemblance to her father’s work. The dialog between the painters, whether direct or not, is certain.

March Avery is a graduate of Barnard College, New York. She maintains a studio in New York City. She continues to exhibit nationally and her works are held in numerous public and private collections.

Selected Collections
Allentown Art Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Newark Museum