Gene Davis, ‘Untitled’, 1985, Mark Borghi Fine Art

The Artist
Private collection

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.

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Remember the Future, Pace Prints, New York
2015
Geometric Obsession, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
2014
Washington Color Abstraction, Gabarron Foundation, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Remember the Future, Pace Prints, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2015
Geometric Obsession, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
2014
Washington Color Abstraction, Gabarron Foundation, New York
1965
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
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