American modernist painter Stuart Davis, who lived from 1894-1964, was a cubist painter who often camouflaged the American style of his themes with his colorful compositions, internal logic and structure.
Davis began studying art in 1820 with Robert Henri, leader of "The Eight", a group of artists also known as the "Ashcan school". His paintings synthesized many of the most important movements and styles of 20th century modernism. Davis developed his own style based on Synthetic Cubism, which depicts American merchandise and household appliances with a stylized integration of shape and ground, and a strong interest in surface quality and perspective.
Davis' trip to New Mexico in 1923 showed himself in simpler, more flamboyant paintings. The Still Life and Dinner Table works reflect a move towards minimal pictorial elements, with a bold outline that highlights the objects.
Davis became famous for his jazz-inspired abstract paintings and brilliant postovetskom work. In 1928, Davis went to Paris, and in general, his ensuing work not only took a greater interest in the urban landscape, but also revealed a movement towards a more lively, linear composition, often using word clusters in painting to convey the rhythm.
The years of the 1929 Depression marked a period of intense political engagement for Davis, as it did for many of the country's artists and writers. According to art historian Cecile Whiting, Davis sought to reconcile abstract art with Marxism and modern industrial society. He painted for the easel section of the Public Works Art Project in 1933 and later painted murals for the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project. Revered among his colleagues, Davis has come to prominence in both the Artists Guild and the American Congress of Artists
Stuart Davis Style
Davis's painting was seen in other changes besides his style. The painterly character of his early works was replaced by an emphasis on drawing and line. More than ever, he felt the need to make his abstract art accessible to audiences. Apart from the importance of the readability of his art to convey his observations of American political and consumer culture, he was also crucial to reaffirming the place of abstraction in America.
Davis struggled to maintain his position at the forefront of American modernism in the 1950s. But at a time when the avant-garde was moving towards complete abstraction and unformative expressions of inner turmoil or emotion, Davis continued to create works that had their roots in the outside world. He opposed subjective content, preferring instead to address social and cultural issues directly through his art. He also received the Guggenheim International Award in 1958 and 1960.
Stuart Davis Famous Paintings
Davis, who died at the age of 70, went back to; He left works in Chinatown (1912), Lucky Strike (1921), Egg Beater (1928), House and Street (1931), Swing Landscape (1938) and many more.
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