Art: Seaside Painting

Out the back door was Provincetown's harbor, with gulls wheeling and blue water glinting in the September sun. Within, on the white walls of the HCE Gallery* hung seven huge canvases that seemed to catch the seaside shimmer and give back a tranquil reflection of the dune bushes, the Cape Cod fish pier, the cool blue of the sea. They were the latest work of Painter Milton Avery, whose clear, thinly brushed colors, picturing simple scenes, have earned him, at 65. a quiet, spreading fame.

Artist Avery's day has been a long time coming. Though his work now hangs in ten top...

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