Harry A. Davis (1914-2006)
Winter Woods (1958)
Mixed Media on Board
30 x 40 inches
Signed Lower Right
This painting was featured in our weekly email on 6/9/17 along with the following gallery comments:
Harry Allen Davis got his BFA from Herron, won the prestigious Prix de Rome, was a US Army camouflage artist and later, battlefield artist during WWII. And he returned to Herron where he taught for over forty years. His early works are somewhat modernist, figural pieces which appeared in the 1950s. He then had period of abstract landscapes such as the above. And ultimately, by the 1960s, his career was spent doing Seurat-ish architectural paintings. Lots and lots of large canvases concentrating on buildings and structures in Indianapolis and around Indiana. Today’s painting, Winter Woods (artist’s title) dates to 1958 and is from this abstract ‘middle period’ in Davis’ career. I love it as a document as much as a painting. It presents very nicely — totally mid mod.
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