Milton Avery

American 1885-1965

"The Brown Hat"

24 x 19 inches

Mixed media on paper board

Signed and dated 1941 lower right

Original frame and glazing.

Born in Sand Bank, New York, Milton Avery moved to Hartford, Connecticut, with his family in 1898. He held many jobs, working as an assembler, latheman, and mechanic before enrolling in a lettering class at the Connecticut League of Art Students in Hartford in 1905. Charles Noël Flagg, the school’s director, persuaded Avery to transfer to a life-drawing class, which launched his career in fine arts.