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DAC Collection Artist Information

Stuart Davis

American painter and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Originally a magazine illustrator, Davis seriously turned to painting after viewing the Armory Show of 1913. His works featured banal images (a cigarette packet, signs, notices), altered with strong colors and words in script, suggesting the rhythm of an urban environment suffused with jazz.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115507.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Stuart Davis:

Stuart Davis Shapes of Landscape Space, ca. 1939 Gouache on white wove paper
Stuart Davis Shapes of Landscape Space, 1939 Color lithograph
Stuart Davis Untitled, 1964 Screenprint printed in yellow, green, red, and black inks on heavyweight wove paper
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