Stuart Davis: Socko, Boffo

A closer look at an often underappreciated 20th century painter

Stuart Davis: Owh! in San Pao, 52 in. x 42 in., oil on canvas, 1951 (photo by the author)
Stuart Davis: Colonial Cubism, 45 in x 60 in,. oil on canvas, 1954, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (photo by the author)
Stuart Davis: Egg Beater №1, 29 in. x 36 in., oil on linen, 1927, Whitney Museum of American Art (photo by the author)
Stuart Davis: Mural for Studio B, WNYC, 84 in. x 132 in., 1939, Metropolitan Museum of Art (photo by the author)
Stuart Davis: Medium Still Life, 45 in. x 36 in., oil on canvas, 1953, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Photo by the author, slight flares from gallery lights off the frame glass on some images, apologies)
Stuart Davis: Something on the 8 Ball, 56 in. x 45 in., oil on canvas, 1953–54, Philadelphia Museum of Art (photo by the author)
Stuart Davis: Fin, 54 in. x 40 in., Casein and masking tape on canvas, private collection (photo by the author)
Fin, detail (photo by the author)
Fin, detail (photo by the author)

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Christopher Quirk

Artist. Somewhere between chaos and koan. Notes on current art and inspiring miscellany. Artwork at christopherquirk.net.