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Man with a Dish of FireALAN DAVIE (1920-2014)
(20.87 inches wide 16.14 inches high)
(27.56 inches framed width 23.62 inches framed height)
"A vital post-war link between British and Internatioonal Art" Tate Gallery quote.
In 1948 Davie met the collector Peggy Guggenheim in Venice who mentored him, introducint him to key figures of American Abstract Expressionism including Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock who extended his horizons.
From 1950 onwards Davie had solo shows with Gimpel Fils London and his first New York exhibiton was in 1956 at the Catherine Viviano Gallery. In 1962 he had a retrospective at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and from then he consolidated his international reputation with a number of overseas retrospectives.
Davie's 50 year retrospectives were at McLellan Galleries Glasgow in 1992 and Barbican Art Gallery 1993. He exhibited widely at home and abroad throughout his life and just before his death a representative collection of his work opened at the Tate Gallery London.
oil on paper
signed and dated 1960