milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

Pamet River with View of Town Hall, 1960

 

Size : 23 x 29
Medium: Gouache on Paper, unframed

 
  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Provincetown Fishermen, 1959
    Size : 20 x 30
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Provincetown Dock Motor Boats and Supply
    Size : 20 x 24
    Medium: On Board, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: MacMillan Wharf with Fishing Boats, 1955
    Size : 24 x 26
    Medium: Oil on canvas, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Mouth of Pamet with Railroad Trestle and Corn Hill, 1960's
    Size : 22 x 30
    Medium: Oil on Board, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Provincetown Fish House and Boat
    Size : 20 x 30
    Medium: Gouache on Board, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Dark Sky Dunes, early 1960's

    Size : 22 x 30
    Medium: Oil on Board, Framed


  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Cold Storage, Provincetown, 1962
    Size : 23 x 29
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: House at Corn Hill

    Size : 23.75 x 29.75
    Medium: Oil on Canvas, Framed



  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Low Tide Boat, 1953

    Size : 20 x 22
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: White Fishing Boat

    Size : 36 x 28
    Medium: Watercolor on Paper, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Two Fishermen, Two Boats, 1957
    Size : 15 x 21.5
    Medium: Watercolor on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Winter Great Hollow, early 1980's - SOLD
    Size : 22 x 30
    Medium: Oil on canvas, Grey Frame

  • Title: Drydock 1962
    Size : 20 x 30
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, unframed

 
 
  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: House in Truro

    Size : 30 x 40
    Medium: On Board, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Captain's House, Pamet Harbor
    Size : 24 x 30
    Medium: Oil on Canvas, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Pamet River with View of Town Hall, 1960
    Size : 23 x 29
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Red Roof, North Truro

    Size : 00 x 00
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Highland Lighthouse Cottages, 1960
    Size : 19.5 x 30
    Medium: Oil on Canvas, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Truro Scrub Pines at the Pamet
    Size : 20 X 24
    Medium: Oil on Board, unframed

 
 
  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: New York Skyline, 1960
    Size : 020 x 42.5
    Medium: ?, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Botanic Garden, 1959
    Size : 22 x 26
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: West Side Highway, 1959
    Size : 30 x 34
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Jane Street, 1952
    Size : 24 x 20
    Medium: Oil on canvas, Wooden Frame

 
 
  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Portrait of Red Haired Woman, 1957
    Size : 18 x 15
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Portrait of a Man, 1951

    Size : 30 x 18
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Still Life with Lettuce Washer and Pineapple, 1951
    Size : 20 x 16
    Medium: Oil, framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Female Nude with Dark Hair, 1949
    Size : 18 x 13
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Standing Figure #1, 1950

    Size : 18 x 13
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Standing Figure #2, 1950

    Size : 18 x 13
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Still Life with Carrots, 1951

    Size : 26 x 16.75
    Medium: Oil on canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Still Life with Chair, 1952

    Size : 20 x 26
    Medium: Oil, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Still Life with Orange Flowers, 1952
    Size : 21.5 x 18
    Medium: Oil, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Still Life with Bottle, Spoon, Plant, 1949
    Size : 20.5 x 27.25
    Medium: Oil, original frame

 
 
  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Along the Seine, Paris 1949

    Size : 18 x 18
    Medium: Watercolor on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Harbor Road Cote d'Azur, 1950 - SOLD
    Size : 20.5x 23.5
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, unframed<

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Notre Dame

    Size : 15 X 18
    Medium: Watercolor on Paper, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Cagne sur mer, 1949

    Size : 25.5 x 30.75
    Medium: Oil on Canvas, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Fruit Trees at Vespin, 1950 - SOLD
    Size : 15 x 18
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Paris Street Corner, 1949

    Size : 20.5 x 23.5
    Medium: Watercolor on Paper, framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Cros de Cagnes View from the Field, 1950 - SOLD
    Size : 20.5 x 23.5
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Ponte Vecchio, Italy, 1959

    Size : 18 x 24
    Medium: Oil on Canvas, unframed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Fishermen & Clock Tower, 1950
    Size : 15 x 18
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Pont au Double

    Size : 19.75 x 25.5
    Medium: Watercolor on Paper, Framed


  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Cote D'azur, 1950

    Size : 18 x 21.5
    Medium: Oil, framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Cagnes Sur Mer

    Size : 27.5 x 33
    Medium: Oil on Canvas, Original Frame

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: French Fishermen - SOLD

    Size : 20 x 23
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, Framed

  • milton wright artist, cape cod art gallery

    Title: Seine in Winter, 1950 - SOLD
    Size : 20.5 x 23.5
    Medium: Gouache on Paper, Framed

 

MILTON WRIGHT (1920-2005)

Milton Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1920, the grand nephew of the famous Wright Brothers. He exhibited an early talent in drawing, and was enrolled in classes at the Dayton Art Institute when he was just seven years old. He attended Fairview Highland School, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1942 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 

While studying painting at Miami University in Oxford, he met his mentor and lifelong friend, the Dean of the Fine Arts School, Marston "Bud" Hodgin, who was also a painter. It was Hodgin who, in 1938, introduced Wright to the artistic community in Provincetown. Wright returned to paint in Provincetown in 1946, 1947, 1950, and 1951.

 

During WWII, Milton was drafted into the Army Air Corps Training Film Unit in Denver, Colorado to make training films. After the war, Milton and his wife, Breene, sailed to France where Wright studied painting at the Academie Julian in Paris from 1948-1950 under the GI Bill. Their summers were spent on the Cote d'Azur and at Cros-de-Cagnes.

 

Painting en plein air under the Mediterranean sun radically changed Milton's palette and creative vision. The intensity, clarity, tone, and transparency of his work changed with the atmosphere and light of the region. At the same time Matisse was living in Nice and Picasso in Vallauris, Milton was painting in Paul Cezanne country, looking long and hard at the same landscapes that inspired Cezanne's own work. Milton's paintings from that period were shown in Paris at the Galerie Ariel in 1950.

 

Returning to New York City, Milton taught painting at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. During a teaching career that spanned more than 20 years, he taught at Brooklyn Poly Prep, Queen's College, and Long Island University, Brooklyn campus.

 

His own work was shown extensively at galleries including the A.F.I. Gallery, NYC; Harry Salpeter NYC; Milch Gallery, NYC; Washington Irving Gallery, NYC; Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA; Schoolhouse Gallery, Truro, MA; and others. His works are in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, Miami University, Long Island University, Highland House Museum, Truro, MA, and Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

 

The Wright family continued to summer in the family's cottages at Great Hollow in Truro where Milton had a painting studio. In 1977, Milton Wright and family retired to the Cape and continued to live at Great Hollow Beach until his death in 2005.

 

Milton Wright's work captured the spirit and the mutability of the landscape wherever he painted. He referred to himself as a "colorist". His works from the 1950s and '60s are fascinating documentations of the era, and include the building of the Verrazano Bridge, the dredging of the East River, street scenes of Brooklyn, the ever-changing Truro landscape, and the dockworkers and active fishing boat scenes of Provincetown. His earlier works exhibit a strong palette with Cubist overtones, very different from his later works, which became more impressionistic in style. From his studio at Great Hollow, he was able to view the entire arc of the Cape to Provincetown and the lighthouse beyond. His energetic and almost frenetic brushwork in later paintings, - mostly landscapes, was a unique method he developed that heightened his bold use of color, making each blade of grass stand out along the dunes as an integral part of the Cape Cod landscape, drenched in sunlight and shadow.