Saturday, February 7, 2009

Gene Davis

Gene Davis (August 22, 1920 - April 6, 1985) was an american painter known especially for paintings of vertical stripes of colour as a member of the group of abstract painters in Washington DC during the 1960s known as the Washington Color School.

Davis was born in Washington DC in 1920 and spent nearly all his life there. Before he began to paint in 1949, he worked as a sportswriter and journalist. His first art studio was in his apartment on Scott Circle, and later he worked out of a studio on Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Washington painters were among the most prominent of the mid-century color field painters.

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