Alan Davie: Inspirational. Timeless
6 - 22 October 2021
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Last week we celebrated what would have been the 101st birthday of Alan Davie, the major figure in the art of our time (born 28 September 1920, Grangemouth, Scotland - died 12 April 2014, Hertfordshire, England).
Absorbed by a wide range of interests and possessed incredible talent, Davie lived his long life occupied by music and painting. In the army, and unable to paint, he turned to words and love of poetry. He was captivated by the teachings of Zen philosophy, oriental mysticism and primitive art. He spent endless hours gliding and underwater swimming.
This exciting new exhibition at Alan Wheatley Art features a selection of early paintings from the 1950s and 1960s juxtaposed with works Davie had created later in his life, in 2008.
There is something for everyone – paintings for the art connoisseurs with Alan Davie works already in their collections, as well as for the new collectors looking for ‘the’ first Alan Davie painting, and, in addition, the art lovers who would like to enjoy and be inspired by the works of one of the most celebrated artists of Modern British Art.
All works are for sale.
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Harbour Sunrise, 1958
Entrance for a Red Temple No.4, 1960
Castle for Queen 'B', 1961
A Method of Divination with Numbers, 2008
In Such Cases, 2008
Oil on board
37 x 32 cm / 14 ½ x 12 ½ inches
Signed, dated and inscribed with the title verso