March Avery’s paintings follow the colorist tradition set forth by her father, Milton Avery, relying on a sophisticated palette of evocative colors to render the simplified child-like forms that characterize her scenes of life. Avery knew at an early age that she would be a painter. She never considered anything else. Trained by her famous father and surrounded by other artists who were her father’s friends, such as Mark Rothko, Adolf Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, Byron Browne, and Marsden Hartley, she developed her talent. For years she painted side-by-side with her father. She is, however, her own unique person with her own style. Her work has a matter-of-fact directness that is all her own.
Avery’s work is represented in several museums, including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; the New Britain Museum, Connecticut; and the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia.