Gene Davis, ‘Royal Curtain’, 1980, Alpha 137 Gallery
Gene Davis, ‘Royal Curtain’, 1980, Alpha 137 Gallery
Gene Davis, ‘Royal Curtain’, 1980, Alpha 137 Gallery
Gene Davis, ‘Royal Curtain’, 1980, Alpha 137 Gallery
Gene Davis, ‘Royal Curtain’, 1980, Alpha 137 Gallery

Known for his dazzling and immediately recognizable stripe paintings, Gene Davis emerged from the ranks of the Washington Color School to national prominence. Davis, who helped make Washington, D.C., a center of contemporary art, played a significant national and international role in the color abstraction movement.
This work is signed, numbered and dated on the front. Unframed and in fine condition.

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Signature:  Signed, numbered and dated on the front

About Gene Davis

Gene Davis is famous for painting lively compositions of thin, vibrantly colored stripes. Along with Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, Davis was at the center of the Washington, D.C. contingent of Color Field painters known as the Washington Color School. Fascinated by color relationships, Davis delighted in alternating thin bright vertical stripes to create syncopated patterns reminiscent of jazz and bebop. In an Upstate New York parking lot in 1972, he painted Niagara, which, at 43,680 square feet, was the largest painting ever made at the time.

American, 1920-1985, Washington, D.C.