Alan Davie  (British, 1920-2014) 

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Alan Davie, Anthropomorphic Head, opus D

 

Alan Davie
Anthropomorphic Head, opus D
1957

Nancy Schwartz Fine Art
Alan Davie, Phantom Horse

 

Alan Davie
Phantom Horse
1961

Alan Wheatley Art
Alan Davie, Hold Me

 

Alan Davie
Hold Me
1961

Alan Wheatley Art
Alan Davie, Transparent City

 

Alan Davie
Transparent City
1945

Alan Wheatley Art
Alan Davie, Malecross

 

Alan Davie
Malecross
1967

Alan Wheatley Art
Alan Davie, Underwater Swimmer No.2 (Ochre)

 

Alan Davie
Underwater Swimmer No.2 (Ochre)
1956

Alan Wheatley Art
Alan Davie, Monk’s Vision

 

Alan Davie
Monk’s Vision
1958

Alan Wheatley Art
Alan Davie, Philosopher’s Stone

 

Alan Davie
Philosopher’s Stone
1957

Alan Wheatley Art
Alan Davie, Double Eclipse

 

Alan Davie
Double Eclipse
1994

Nicholas Gallery
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Alan Davie, Sonick Sin

 

Alan Davie
Sonick Sin, 2001
color screenprint

 

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Alan Davie, Zurich Improvisation XXXII

 

Alan Davie
Zurich Improvisation XXXII, 1965
color lithograph

 

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Alan Davie, Zurich Improvisation XVI

 

Alan Davie
Zurich Improvisation XVI, 1965
color lithograph

 

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1920   Born in Grangemouth, Scotland
1938   Andrew Grant Scholarship
1937 - 1940   Trained at Edinburgh College of Art
1942   Won the Guthrie Award for the best painting by a young artist at the Scottish Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1941 - 1946   Military service with the Royal Artillery
1946 - 1947   Jazz musician, married Janet (Billi) Gaul
1948 - 1949   Travelled around Europe, exhibited in Florence and Venice. Peggy Guggenheim bought one of his works from the Venice show.
1949   Making Jewellery and Silverware, Jazz musician, birth of daughter Jane
1956   Prix Guggenheim, Musee d'Arte Moderne, Paris, France
1956   Visited New York where he met leading Abstract Expressionists William de Kooning and Mark Rothko
1956 - 1959   Winner of the Gregory Fellowship in Painting at Leeds University.
1959   Teacher, Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, England
1963 - 1970   Experiments in lithography
1971   First Musical Record Published
1972   Awarded C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire)
1977   Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London
1977   Honoured by the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (HRSA)
1971 - 1979   Concerts and recordings of Spontaneous Music
1960 - 1980   Gliding: 2000 hours soaring in England, Switzerland, USA
1987   Order of the Southern Cross Award Brazil
1989   Barbican Art Gallery, London, showed his major works from the 60s
1991   Became Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art Convocation, London, England
2014   Died
  Public Collections
Arts Council of England
British Council
City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Fitzwilliam Gallery, Cambridge
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Tate Britain, London
Tate Modern, London
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Victoria and Albert Museum
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Museum of Modern Art, New York Metropolitan Museum, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Art, San Francisco
Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas
2003   Recent Paintings and Gouaches, Gimpel Fils, London; James Hyman Fine Art, London
2003   Retrospective - Jingling Space, Tate St Ives
2003   How Heavy is Black?, Broadbent, London
2002   Broadbent at The Glasgow Art Fair, Scotland
2001   Screen Prints, Broadbent, London
2000   Retrospective: Cobra Museum, Holland
2000   Retrospective: Scottish National Museum of Modern Art
1997   Scottish National Museum of Modern Art
1997   Drawings retrospective: University of Brighton
1997   Alan Davie: A 40 Year Survey, ACA Galleries New York
1996   Solo exhibition of early work held at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
1992 - 1995   British Council touring exhibition: South America and Australia
1994   Portugal, Porto, Lisbon, Almada
1994   University of Brighton Gallery Brighton
1994   Hastings Museum and Art GAllery
1994   Ramsgate Gallery
1994   The University Gallery
1994   University of Northumbria at Newcastle
1994   The University Gallery Nottingham
1994   The Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling
1994   Tel Aviv, Bineth Gallery
1994   ACA Galleries Munich
1993   Eva Cohon Gallery Highland Park, IL
1993   Aca Galleries New York
1993   Retrospective: Barbican Gallery, London
1992   McLellan Galleries Glasgow, Scotland
1991   Gimpel Fils London, England
1991   Galerie M Krakow, Poland
1991   Scottish Art in the 20th Century, Royal West of England Academy
1990   Scottish Art Since 1900, Barbican Art Gallery London, England
1990   Galerie Louis Carre Paris, France
1990   Gimpel and Wetizenhoffer NYC
1989   The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland
1989   Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, Scotland
1988   Gimpel Fils London, England
1988   The Romantic Tradition in Contemporary British Painting, Traveling Exhibition Spain
1988   International Contemporary Painting, Olympiades des Artes Seoul, Korea
1987   British Art in the 20th Century, Royal Academy London, England
1987   Gimpel Fils London, England
1986   Celtic Vision, The Conde Duque Cultural Centre Gallery Madrid, Spain
1985   Recalling the Fifties, Serpentine Gallery London, England
1983   Contemporary British Painting, Municipal Museum Madrid, Spain
1982   Royal Glasgow Institution of Fine Arts Glasgow, Scotland
1977   British Painting 1952-1977, Royal Academy of Art London, England
1962   One man show: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1962   One man show: Bienal Di Sao Paulo, Brazil
1958   Retrospective: Wakefield City Art Gallery
1958   Retrospective: Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1956   First American show, New York. Subsequently shown frequently throughout USA
1950   First one man show at Gimpel Fils Gallery, London. Subsequently every two years to date
1948   Exhibitions in Florence, Venice. Paintings bought by Peggy Guggenheim