- Stuart Davis (painter)
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name = Stuart Davis
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birthdate = birth date |1894|3|7|
deathdate = death date and age |1964|6|24|1894|3|7|
nationality = American
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Stuart Davis (
December 7, 1894– June 24, 1964), was an early American modernist painter. He was well known for his Jazzinfluenced, proto pop artpaintings of the 1940s and 1950s, bold, brash, and colorful.
He was born in
Philadelphiato Edward Wyatt Davis and Helen Stuart Davis. His parents both worked in the arts. His father was the art editor of the " Philadelphia Press" while his mother was a sculptor. Davis studied painting, and art under Robert Henri, the leader of the early modern artgroup the Eight; he was one of the youngest painters to exhibit in the controversial Armory Showof 1913.
Exposed at this exhibition to the work of such artists as
Vincent van Goghand Pablo Picasso, Davis became a committed "modern" artist and a major exponent of cubismand modernismin America.
He was represented by Edith Gregor Halpert at the Downtown Gallery in New York City.He is probably most famous for his
Hard-edge paintings, his abstract still lifesand landscapes; his use of contemporary subject matter such as cigarette packages, spark plug advertisements and the contemporary American landscape make him a proto- Pop artist. [http://www.jasonkaufman.com/articles/stuart_davis_american_modernist.htm accessed online July 12, 2007] An alcoholic, Davis died of a stroke in New York on June 24, 1964.
The Addison Gallery of American Art (
Andover, Massachusetts), the Amon Carter Museum( Texas), the Art Gallery of the University of Rochester( New York), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Block Museum of Art ( Northwestern University, Illinois), the Brooklyn Museum( New York City), the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh( Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Currier Museum of Art( New Hampshire), the Dallas Museum of Art( Texas), the Dayton Art Institute( Ohio), the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Fleming Museum( University of Vermont), the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art ( University of Oklahoma), Harvard University Art Museums, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden( Washington, D.C.), the Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Hyde Collection( Glens Falls, New York), the Johnson Museum of Art( Cornell University, Ithaca, New York), the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art( Kansas City, Missouri), the Maier Museum of Art (Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Montclair Art Museum( New Jersey), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston( Texas), the Museum of Modern Art( New York City), the National Gallery of Australia( Canberra), the National Portrait Gallery ( Washington, D.C.), the Nevada Museum of Art, the Norton Museum of Art( West Palm Beach, Florida), the Oklahoma CityMuseum of Art ( Oklahoma), the Orange County Museum of Art( Newport Beach, California), Palazzo Ruspoli ( Rome), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts( Philadelphia), The Phillips Collection( Washington, D.C.), the Pierpont Morgan Library ( New York City), the Pomona CollegeMuseum of Art ( California), the Portland Museum of Art( Maine), the San Diego Museum of Art( California), the Sheldon Art Gallery( Lincoln, Nebraska), the Smithsonian American Art Museum( Washington, D.C.), the Springfield Museum of Art ( Ohio), the Tacoma Art Museum( Washington), the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum( Madrid), the U.S. Library of Congress ( Washington, D.C.), the University of KentuckyArt Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts(Richmond), the Walker Art Center( Minnesota), the Westmoreland Museum of American Art ( Greensburg, Pennsylvania), the Whitney Museum of American Art( New York City) are among the public collections holding work by Stuart Davis.
History of painting
* 2007 - "Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonné" (3 volumes) by William Agee (Editor),
Karen Wilkin, (Editor), Ani Boyajian, Mark Rutkoski (ISBN 0-300-10981-4)
Karen Wilkin1999 - "Stuart Davis in Gloucester" (ISBN 1-889097-34-9)
Lowery Stokes Simset al., "Stuart Davis: American Painter," 333 pages, 129 color illus., The Metropolitan Museum of Artand Harry N. Abrams, Inc.1991.
* [http://www.artnet.com/awc/stuart-davis.html Stuart Davis catalogue in artnet's "Artist Works Catalogues"]
* [http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/search/Search_Repeat.aspx?searchtype=IMAGES&artist=30027 Stuart Davis Artwork Examples on AskART.]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/davis/ Stuart Davis Artwork Examples on ibiblio's WebMuseum.]
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