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W. Glen Davis Female Figure Study Ink Drawings

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W. Glen Davis (Western Pennsylvania, 20th century)
Untitled (seated female nudes), mid-20th century
Ink drawing on paper

From the collection of P.J. McArdle.

W. Glen Davis was an original member of the modern art Outlines Gallery in downtown Pittsburgh, which was started by Betty Rockwell in 1941. In addition, he was a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and a founding member of the Art and Crafts Center, Society of Sculptors, and the Abstract Group. During the 1940s, he studied with Amédée Ozenfant (French, 1886-1966), founder of the Purist Movement and the Ozenfant School of Fine Arts in New York. Davis’s work was also exhibited at the first post-war survey of Abstract and Surrealist American art held at the Art Institute of Chicago in the winter of 1947-8.


- toning to the paper with uneven lines of discoloration to the smaller sheet; stain to the hip of the figure to the larger sheet; smudges and minor stains to the edges; handling wear to the edges of the sheets including tears and creases particularly to the larger sheet.


17.5" W x 24.0" H x 0.1" D

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