Artist of the moment…..Stuart Davis



Stuart Davis was an American painter in a modernist style born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1892. Davis is renowned for his work with jazz musicians and for being the American artist most influenced by the Cubist movement. His father was the editor of an art magazine and his mother was a sculptor.

From the Brooklyn Museum of Art we visit a large mural by Davis:

In this clip a montage of works by Stuart Davis:

Stuart Davis participated in ground breaking Chicago Armory Show that took place one century ago in 1913.

After this show Davis became associated with other modern painters including Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

For his landscapes the artist traveled to Cuba, the American southwest including Taos, and Europe with many scenes being painted of Paris.

The artist was part of the WPA, or Works Progress Administration, which was key in helping to build the career of artists just starting out as the country as a whole was experiencing tough economic times. For these murals Stuart Davis created works dealing with his love of jazz and music.

In this clip we view a large mural painted by Stuart Davis:

Stuart Davis passed away in 1964 at the age of 71 years old.

Price range information:  Prints and lithographs range from $10,000 to $50,000. Works in oils have broken the $1 million dollar barrier. Works in crayon and gouache range from $20,000 to $60,000.


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