London-based gallery Victoria Miro has announced that it will represent the estate of American painter Milton Avery, Melanie Gerlis of the Financial Times reports. Avery was famous for distilling Abstract Expressionism’s abrupt facture through Matisse and the Hudson River School. An exhibition of Avery’s work with the gallery is slated for June 2017. This will be the first exhibition of the artist’s work in London in a decade.
Art dealer Victoria Miro said, “It is a great honor to be working with the Milton Avery estate. Avery is a painter of singular vision and daring ambition, who achieved greatness not through grandeur but through quiet emotion and a profound sense of place. He is a perfect fit within our gallery program and I am immensely grateful to Waqas Wajahat for championing the work and for this introduction and, most importantly, to March Avery Cavanaugh and Sean Avery Cavanaugh for entrusting us to further advance Milton Avery’s important legacy.”
“We are delighted that the Milton Avery estate has found European representation with Victoria Miro,” said Sean Avery Cavanaugh and March Avery Cavanaugh, the artist’s heirs. “As a gallery with an international presence, a profound commitment to painting, and a long history of supporting and promoting artists and artists’ estates, Victoria Miro is the perfect home for Milton Avery’s legacy.”