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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Milton Avery papers, 1926-1982, bulk 1950-1982 | Digitized Collection

Milton Avery papers, 1926-1982, bulk 1950-1982

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1935-1981
10 folders
Box 1

Correspondence consists of five folders of letters to Milton Avery and correspondence with Sally Avery and the Milton Avery Trust. Letters to Milton Avery consist of letters from people purchasing works of art, including Joseph Hirshhorn, letters from art galleries concerning the exhibition or purchase of artwork, requests for information from researchers or journalists, and several letters of congratulations for the 1960 Whitney Museum of American Art retrospective. Also found are a few letters from friends and fellow artists, including Mark Rothko, Louis Eilshemius, Marsden Hartley, Wallace Putnam, and George Duthuit.
Sally Avery's correspondence, often addressed to the Milton Avery Trust, is primarily business correspondence regarding the handling of her husband's legacy of artwork. Included are letters with individuals, galleries, and museums regarding sales and loans. Other topics include research questions, thanking her for visits, and congratulations for exhibitions. Although most of the correspondence is incoming, there are also scattered copies of outgoing correspondence. A large amount of similar business correspondence is also filed in Series 2: Subject Files.
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Letters to Milton Avery, 19--, 1935-1947
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Letters to Milton Avery, 1950-1959
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Letters to Milton Avery, 1960
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Letters to Milton Avery, 1962-1964
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Sally Avery (Milton Avery Trust) correspondence, 1946-1969
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Sally Avery (Milton Avery Trust) correspondence, 1970-1973
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Sally Avery (Milton Avery Trust) correspondence, 1974-1977
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Sally Avery (Milton Avery Trust) correspondence, 1978
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Sally Avery (Milton Avery Trust) correspondence, 1979
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Sally Avery (Milton Avery Trust) correspondence, 1980-1981
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