Warren Davis Abstract Expressionism Mixed Media Painting, 1967
Warren Davis (American, 1932 – 1974)
Untitled (abstract expressionism), 1967
Watercolor and ink painting on paper
Signed to lower center
Warren Davis was born in Amarillo, TX, in 1932. Davis studied at the University of Texas and at Oklahoma State University before arriving at his unique aesthetic under the guidance of Amarillo artist and gallerist Dord Fitz. Beginning in 1962, he lived and worked in New York City, where he achieved critical and commercial success. In the estimation of Elaine de Kooning, “Davis’ work has always been remarkably consistent, expressing a sense of wholeness and clarity, of tension within tranquility – no loose ends, no raw colors, no indecisiveness.” Marked by a serene extravagance and rigorously controlled gesture, the paintings of Warren Davis achieve a startling balance between brilliant hues and icy darks to create a form of unimpeded expression manifest in broad curtains of astounding chromatic complexity.
- biography courtesy of Amarillo Museum of Art
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- toning to sheet; chips to frame.
- measures frame; sight measures 22.25" W x 30" H.