Bio: Alan K. Avery
“My goal is to bring together collectors with works of fine art while developing the collector’s awareness in technique, composition and experience. Art education and appreciation is a responsibility that I take seriously and hope that collectors learn to recognize works of art as a soulful experience rather than an item of decoration.”
Avery is responsible for reviewing and recommending artists for long-term representation and career development. Over his 30 years as one of the leading art dealers in Atlanta, he is credited with forging relationships and placement of numerous works of art with many leading institutions and museums across the country.
Born in Greenville, North Carolina, Alan left the public school system at an early age on the recommendation of academic advisors to attend The North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He majored in visual arts and minored in classical ballet. After attending Parsons School of Design and Georgia State University, he settled in Atlanta and began his career to become one of Atlanta’s leading fine art dealers. During his 30+ year career, Avery has brought to the city major exhibits by some of the most important artists of our time, including: Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, David Hockney, Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Frederick Hart, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Nevelson and Kara Walker.
ArtCAN is a unique and original fund raising event that features a fine art auction and original performances from selected acclaimed performing and visual artists from around the world who have been closely affected by cancer.