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Red Baron

ca. 1966 Gene Davis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985 acrylic on canvas 78 3/4 x 40 3/8 in. (200.0 x 102.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis 1996.104.31 Not currently on view


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Davis often broke his own rules. In Red Baron he juxtaposed stripes of different widths and sets of colors. He identified such visual conflict as "inherent in my personality...a schizoid quality. ...I've been hung up on paintings that are split down the middle."

Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016

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Abstract - geometric

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About Gene Davis

Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985

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