Alan Davie

1920 - 2014

Prints for sale by Alan Davie. Lithographs.

Alan Davie was a Scottish painter who was born in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire. He was encouraged to attend the Edinburgh College of Art, where he was taught by John Maxwell. After serving in the Royal Artillery during World War II, he worked in various fields, including jazz music, textile design, pottery, and jewelry design. Davie's artistic outlook was broadened by his meeting with Peggy Guggenheim during his travels around Europe. His work was greatly influenced by Abstract Expressionism, Oriental mysticism, and Indian mythology.

Davie held his first solo exhibition in 1946 at Grant's Bookshop in Edinburgh, and his first London exhibition took place at Gimpel Fils in 1950. He held his first New York exhibition at the Catherine Viviano Gallery in 1956. Davie was awarded the Gregory Fellowship at Leeds University from 1957 to 1959 and held a retrospective exhibition in Amsterdam at the Stedelijk Museum in 1962.