W. Glen Davis Watercolor Painting and Charcoal Drawing on Paper
A watercolor painting and charcoal drawing on paper abstract composition by W. Glen Davis (Western PA, 20th-century), executed in the 1940s. Thin black lines create a sort of grid system throughout with pools of deep red color in tinted shades. The work remains unsigned 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.
- small tears and rips to the corners of the paper; pinholes to the four corners.