Alan Wheatley Art


Alan Davie: An Inner Compulsion - Retrospective Exhibition

April 2018

Following critically acclaimed exhibitions:‘To Uncover the Hidden Unknown’ (2012) and ‘The (Wild) Eye of Wonder’ (2014) Alan Wheatley Art is proud to announce a new Retrospective Exhibition by one of the most influential Modern British artists, Alan Davie, on the fourth anniversary of his passing.                          

’It’s an urge, an intensity, a kind of sexual need,’ […]. ’I don’t practice painting or drawing as an art, in the sense of artifice, of making an imitation of something. It’s something I do from an inner compulsion, that has to come out.’                                                                                                                                             Alan Davie with a conversation with Mark Hudson.

Alan Davie (born in 1920, Grangemouth, Scotland – died 5 April 2014, Hertfordshire) is one of Britain's most internationally acclaimed artists of the post-war era. Distinguished by spontaneity, exuberant colour and improvisation, Davie's work has been shown frequently and with great success for almost 70 years! 

This new exciting Retrospective Exhibition at Alan Wheatley Art will span the whole artistic career and provide the opportunity to view previously unseen significant early oil paintings dated 1945, as well as works painted by the artist shortly before he died. 

The exhibition will accompany a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Dr Michael Tucker (who collaborated on the Alan Davie monograph published by Lund Humphries in 1992).

Please contact the gallery for further details!

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