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 Gene B. Davis  (1920 - 1985)

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Lived/Active: District Of Columbia      Known for: neo-dada-pop, geometric-optical and mural painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Gene Davis
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Birth
1920 (Washington, D.C.)
 
Death
1985 (Washington, D.C.)

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District Of Columbia


Self portrait - self-portrait silhouette painting


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neo-dada-pop, geometric-optical and mural painting

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Gene Davis, a painter associated with the Washington Color School Painters*, was a self-taught artist whose early work represented several phases of experimentation, including Abstract Expressionism*, Neo-Dada*, and Proto-Pop.

Davis was born in Washington, D.C. in 1920.  Spending most of his life there, he started painting at a very young age, as the artist himself explains to Buck Pennington in an interview:

"I believe -- when I was eight, nine years old, somewhere in (showing 500 of 8291 characters).



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