Whitford Fine Art
6 Duke Street St James's
London SW1Y 6BN
020 7930 9332
Alan Davie ranks amongst Britain's and Scotland's most important artists of the 20th Century. Trained at the Edinburgh School of Art, 1937-40, and reached maturity after meeting Peggy Guggenheim in Venice during the late 1940's. Having befriended Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning, Davie built on American Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism and Cobra to develop his distinctive style. His unique subject matter consists of mythic imagery, mysterious symbols and idols from indigenous cultures, and music. In London, Davie first exhibited with Gimpel Fils.
Now in his eighties, Davie continues to paint.