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Stuart Davis

 (1892 - 1964)
Stuart Davis was active/lived in New York.  Stuart Davis is known for abstraction, mod-real imagery.

Stuart Davis

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Born in Philadelphia in 1892, Stuart Davis is known by many art historians as the American painter most influenced by Cubism.  Art historian Norman Geske described Davis' career as a "near classical demonstration of the process by which American painting of the twentieth century came of age." (40).  Davis moved from journalistic illustration to Social Realism, to Expressionism, to Cubism, ultimately becoming one of America's leading abstractionists. Strongly influenced by Fernand Leger and the New York Armory Show of 1912, he developed his own unique style of Cubism, which also incorporated Realism.

Along with Max Weber, he is credited with being the importer of Cubism to the United States from France at a time   ...  Displaying 750 of 15949 characters.

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About  Stuart Davis

Born:  1892 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   1964 - New York City
Known for:  abstraction, mod-real imagery