Nicholas Gallery

Alan Davie

(British, 1920–2014)

toy for night and morning by alan davie

Alan Davie

Toy for Night and Morning, 2004

Price on Request

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

2014
Alan Davie: The Symbol is Neither Rational nor Concrete (solo)
2012
Gimpel Fils, London, UK (solo)
2010
Night Gems, Gimpel Fils, London, UK (solo)
2009
The Creative World of Alan Davie, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, UK (solo)
Alan Davie, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate, UK (solo)
2008
Alan Davie: Shamans Enigma, Gimpel Fils, London & James Hyman, London, UK (solo)
Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, UK (solo)
Galerie Gimpel & Muller, Paris, France (solo)
2007
Alan Davie: Paintings 1955-1967, Thomas Dane, London, UK (solo)
2006
Alan Davie: Paintings and Drawings 1948-2004, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate, UK (solo)

Public Collections

Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice
Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Tate Collection, London
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Sao Paulo

Literature

2003
A. PATRIZIO, S. DANIEL McELROY, Alan Davie: Jingling Space, Tate Publishing, London, 2003
1992
D. HALL, Alan Davie, Lund Humphries, London, 1992
1987
Alan Davie: peintures, exhibition catalogue, Louis Carré, Paris, 1987
1967
A. BOWNESS and A. DAVIE, Alan Davie. Lund Humphries, London, 1967