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Portrait of Louis Kaufman

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Milton Avery, Portrait of Louis Kaufman, 1927, oil on canvas mounted on Masonite, Gift of Annette Kaufman in memory of Louis Kaufman, © artist or other rights holder, 1998.1.2

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Title

Portrait of Louis Kaufman

Artist

Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965)

Date

1927

Medium

oil on canvas mounted on Masonite

Dimensions (H x W x D)

20 in x 16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

title; date: Portrait of Louis Kaufman (1927) Avery, handwritten, verso of frame

signature: Milton Avery, brushed, lower left

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Annette Kaufman in memory of Louis Kaufman

Accession Number

1998.1.2

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

canvas

Masonite (TM)

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

portraits

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Millis Galleries (West)

Description

The son of a leather tanner, Milton Avery worked for decades in blue-collar jobs to support his family while becoming one of the leading figures of American abstract painting. He was revolutionary in his use of color and unconventional illusionary depictions of space. Annette and Louis Kaufman befriended Avery in the 1920s in New York City and commissioned these portraits to help support him. Lifelong friends and patrons of the artist, the Kaufmans amassed a renowned collection of the artist’s work in all media.

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