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March Avery always knew that she wanted to be a painter. She was trained by her famous father, Milton Avery, and was always around other famous artists who were her father's friends, such as Mark Rothko, Adolf Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, Byron Browne, and Marsden Hartley. Although she painted with her father for many years, she developed her own unique style. The directness of her work is what characterizes her style the most. Her paintings can be found in several museums, including the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, New Britain Museum, Connecticut, and The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia. However, some similarities are noticeable between her work and her father’s work: March’s paintings closely follow his colorist tradition. Just like him, March uses a complex palette of very expressive colors that help her render simplified forms. When asked about the painting process she says, "it's a magical process…thank God for the subconscious."

'First Swim'
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