Sally Michel

1902-2003, American

"Deserted Beach," 1975

Oil on canvas board
Signed and dated lower right: Sally Michel; signed again, titled and dated, verso
24" H x 36" W

  • Provenance: Property of an Estate, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Notes: Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1902, Sally Michel began her art studies at the Arts Students League of New York. She spent her summers painting in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she met Milton Avery, who became her husband in 1926.

    For much of her life, Sally Michel invested her time and energy into furthering the career of her husband: she worked full-time as an illustrator for the New York Times Magazine and Macy's department store for nearly thirty years so that her husband could paint full-time. Although Milton Avery is recognized today as a key figure in America's Modernist movement, the work of Sally Michel has received far less critical attention than that of her husband. Yet, a close examination of her work today shows Michel to be an adept painter despite the lack of recognition she received during her lifetime.
  • Condition: Visual: Very good condition.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration.

    Frame: 30.75" H x 43" W x .75" D

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