Saber Dance

  • Gene Davis, Saber Dance, 1952, ink and ink wash on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1952 Gene Davis Estate, Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis, 1996.104.55

Exhibition Label
Davis began his career making gestural, abstract drawings in black ink, but the various grays in drawings such as Saber Dance indicate an incipient interest in color. Although he is best known for his colorful paintings of vertical stripes made later in his career, early drawings like this one reveal the breadth of his interests and his range of expression. Davis made the drawings without a subject in mind and gave them titles after he completed them.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009

Title
Saber Dance
Artist
Date
1952
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (34.3 x 41.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis

Mediums
Mediums Description
ink and ink wash on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1996.104.55
Palette
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