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Milton Avery

Raised in Connecticut, Milton Avery (1885-1965) took his first factory job at the age of 16.  While earning a living in manual labor, he pursued an art education at the Connecticut League of Art Students.  When the family patriarch died in 1915, Avery was responsible for supporting 9 other family members.  Two years later, he began taking night jobs so that he could paint during the day.  “Keep painting – day in – day out,” he advised. ”Be absorbed by it.”

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