James Davis is active/lives in Australia. James Davis is known for figurative, expressionist, surreal painting.
Biography James Davis
James Davis was born 1940 in Sydney. Studied National Art School and Julian Ashton’s School of Fine Art, Sydney.
Lived in Northern Europe, 1960s, principally in Amsterdam and Berlin. Influenced by the abstract expressionist movement and Willem De Kooning’s figurative, abstract forms.
In his early thirties, Davis abandoned painting, intending to return to art after a year or two, however, this was not to occur for another fifteen years. It was a further four years in 1989 before the artist held his first solo exhibition at David Ellis Fine Art Gallery in Melbourne.
Davis’ return to art was marked by a commitment to figurative, expressionist art and social comment centred around the Melbourne suburbs of Fitzro
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