Catalogue entry

Milton Avery 1893-1965

T00575 Yellow Sky 1958

Inscribed 'Milton Avery 1958' b.r. and '"YELLOW SKY" | by | Milton Avery | 1958 | 60 x 72' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 61 1/2 x 72 1/2 (156 x 184)
Presented by Mr and Mrs Philip G. Cavanaugh through the American Federation of Arts 1963
Prov: Mr and Mrs Philip G. Cavanaugh (the artist's daughter and son-in-law)
Exh: Milton Avery, Whitney Museum, New York, February-March 1960 and US tour, 1960-1 (33, repr.)
Repr: Hilton Kramer, Milton Avery: Paintings 1930-1960 (New York-London 1962), pl.13; Ronald Alley, Recent American Art (London 1969), pl.5

The artist stated (letter of 14 August 1963): 'I had spent that summer on Cape Cod at Provincetown and had made many notes of the surrounding countryside. From one of these notes I painted a large watercolor and it was from this watercolor that I developed "Yellow Sky".'

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.25, reproduced p.25