Alan Davie

Alan Davie, CBE, RWA, HRSA (1920-2014)

an acclaimed painter, draughtsman, printmaker and musician. He studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art 1937-40 and after war service became interested in the work of Paul Klee and the American Abstract Expressionists, especially Jackson Pollock. In 1950 he had his first London one man show with Gimpel Fils, which led to a long and successful association with that gallery both in London and New York. Subsequently his work was influenced less by expressionism and he became inspired by Zen Buddhism, the ancient arts, and African and Indian cosmology.
Alan Davie has exhibited widely in many countries and his work is held in numerous important collections including the Tate Gallery; the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Arts Council of Great Britain; and the Museum of Modern, Art New York. In 1993 he was given a major retrospective show at the Barbican Gallery, London and in 2003-04 Jingling Space at Tate St Ives showed the evolution of Alan Davie’s work over more than fifty years.

Current Works

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