1966 Gene Davis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985 acrylic on canvas 120 1/2 x 226 1/2 in. (306.1 x 575.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis 2005.19.1 Not currently on view
Davis relished grand-scale, complex works that fill one's field of vision. At the Corcoran Gallery of Art, he encircled viewers by striping the rotunda twice (in 1975 and 1982). In Philadelphia and Lewistown, NY, he painted streets in colorful stripes; in the second instance he turned a park into the world's largest painting.
Gene Davis: Hot Beat, 2016
Abstract - geometric
paint - acrylic
fabric - canvas
About Gene Davis
Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1920 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1985