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Alan Davie

Alan Davie (1920-2014) was born in Stirlingshire and studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1937-40. He worked initially as a jazz musician, and traveled widely after the war. In Venice, he became influenced by other painters of the period, such as Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock and Joan Miró, as well as by a wide range of cultural symbols. He developed a personal style which marked his preoccupations with oriental mysticism, including Zen Buddhism, Indian mythology and magic. Alan Davie is represented in numerous international public collections including Tate, London; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museu de Arte Contemporanea, São Paulo; and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.


The Voice of the Black Goddess - Details

The Voice of the Black Goddess 1957
18 x 22.5 inches
Resin oil on paper 16.5 x 21 inches laid on painted hardboard

Private collection