(1915 - 2008)
Olga Davenport was active/lived in United Kingdom. Olga Davenport is known for painting.
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OLGA DAVENPORT (1915-2008)
"I went into the Gallery last week and I thought again how beautiful your pictures look, quiet, personal, bold without aggression, lyrical colour, you have arrived at something very much your own, they are right. Pictures are either right or wrong and no one can really say why"
(letter from William Scott to Olga Davenport, hand-written and dated 6th May 1969).
This is how William Scott describes Olga Davenport's paintings at her first one-woman show at the Piccadilly Gallery in 1969.
Olga Davenport was not merely an accomplished artist, or a collector; but her deep friendships with British artists from the 1950s onwards place Davenport as a key and perhaps surprisingly influential figure in
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