W. Glen Davis Gouache Painting on Paper Cubist Figure
A gouache on paper abstracted figure by W. Glen Davis (Western PA, 20th-Century). Depicted is an abstracted figure in blocky form with loose brush strokes. Partial signature to the verso. The work remans unmounted and unframed.
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.