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Milton Avery
Spring Orchard
1959
oil
50 x 66 1/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.



Milton Avery may have found the subject for this painting in the area around Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he often vacationed. But this work seems to be less about a specific landscape than about a season's soft glowing light and refreshing colors.