W. Glen Davis Abstract Gouache Painting on Paper of a Clown
An abstract gouache painting on paper of a clown figure by W. Glen Davis (Western PA, 20th-Century), c. 1940. The work is rendered in flat brush strokes of the primary colors. The work remains 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.