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Davis, Stuart

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00047521
Davis, Stuart

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 7 December 1894, in Philadelphia; died 24 June 1964, in New York.

Painter, draughtsman. Scenes with figures.

Stuart Davis’ father ran a newspaper and was a caricaturist. Davis studied under Robert Henri, who was a friend of his father, in New York. For a time he was influenced by the work of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. This can be seen in his ‘social’ drawings, inspired by the working-class districts of Chinatown, the Bowery, and Brooklyn Bridge, with their dances and nightclubs. In 1910 he provided drawings for the ...

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Subjects: Painting ; 20th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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