W. Glen Davis Oil Paining on Canvas Abstract Composition
An oil painting on canvas abstract composition by W. Glen Davis (Western PA, 20th-Century), executed in 1984. Thick webs of dark color spread throughout the work with geometric forms and hard edges. The ground is rendered with flat strokes of yellows, blues, and greens. Signed to the lower right, ‘W.G. Davis 84,’ and inscribed to the verso. Presented with an aluminum frame.
Davis was an original member of the modern art Outlines Gallery in downtown Pittsburgh. Outlines was started by Betty Rockwell in 1941. Davis was also a founding member of the Art and Crafts Center, Society of Sculptors and the Abstract Group. During the 1940s, he studied with founder of the Purist Movement and the Ozenfant School of Fine Arts in New York, Amédée Ozenfant (French, 1886-1966), who had fled Paris during the war. Davis exhibited a painting at the first post-war survey of Abstract and Surrealism at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1947.
- some paint loss and flecking; frame is loose.
- measures with the frame; canvas size 24" W x 20" H.