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Gene Davis

 (1920 - 1985)
Gene B. Davis was active/lived in District Of Columbia.  Gene Davis is known for neo-dada-pop, geometric-optical and mural painting.

self-portrait silhouette painting

Biography   Gene Davis


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 that vicinity, I used to do little childlike drawings and I sent them in to the Washington Post 's"Children's Page" -- they had a regular "Children's Page" -- and they thought enough of them to publish several of them, one of which won a $   ...  Displaying 750 of 8275 characters.

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