Goldmark Gallery

Alan Davie

(British, 1920–2014)

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Alan Davie

Untitled, 1999

Biography

Timeline

1920
Born in Grangemouth, Scotland
1937 - 1940
Trained at Edinburgh College of Art
1938
Andrew Grant Scholarship
1941 - 1946
Military service with the Royal Artillery
1942
Won the Guthrie Award for the best painting by a young artist at the Scottish Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
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 - 1959
Winner of the Gregory Fellowship in Painting at Leeds University.
1956
Prix Guggenheim, Musee d'Arte Moderne, Paris, France

Exhibitions

2003
Recent Paintings and Gouaches, Gimpel Fils, London; James Hyman Fine Art, London
Retrospective - Jingling Space, Tate St Ives
How Heavy is Black?, Broadbent, London
2002
Broadbent at The Glasgow Art Fair, Scotland
2001
Screen Prints, Broadbent, London
2000
Retrospective: Cobra Museum, Holland
Retrospective: Scottish National Museum of Modern Art
1997
Scottish National Museum of Modern Art
Drawings retrospective: University of Brighton
Alan Davie: A 40 Year Survey, ACA Galleries New York