Monday, April 7, 2014

Alan Davie

Alan Davie  Village Myths No. 36  1983  oil on canvas  84.05" x 68.11"

Alan Davie has passed at the age of 93 just days before a spotlight exhibition at the Tate.
Davie has always been a favorite painter of mine since the late 60's when I was introduced to him by another professor who has since passed himself, Darryl Groover. Groover was equally influenced by Davie's use of unbridled color and fantastic free wheeling compositions of symbols, landscapes and the figure. There should be an exhibition here in the USA for him since he was connected to so many A/E painters here in NYC after being introduced to them by Peggy Guggenheim in the 50"s.

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