Davis, Stuart (1894-1964). American painter.
After a visit to Paris in 1928-29 he introduced a new note into US Cubism, basing himself on its Synthetic rather than its Analytical phase. Using natural forms, particularly forms suggesting the characteristic environment of American life, he rearranged them into flat poster-like patterns with precise outlines and sharply contrasting colors .
He later went over to pure abstract patterns, into which he often introduced lettering, suggestions of advertisements, posters, etc. (Owh! in San Pao, Whitney Museum, 1951). The zest and dynamism of such works reflect his interest in jazz. Davis is generally considered to be the outstanding American artist to work in a Cubist idiom. He made witty and original use of it and created a distinctive American style, for however abstract his works became he always claimed that every image he used had its source in observed reality: `I paint what I see in America, in other words I paint the American Scene.' (more)
Mr Davis, influence and inspiration comes in all places, races, faces. Paris in 28 -29 you know that spot was the jump off, still feeling the effects 70 plus years later, pop art creator?
Lifestyle innovator way before the sony psp,
cats was pimpin in gay Paris. Big names like Aaron Douglas, Langston Hughes, George Orwell, Josephine Baker, Picasso, Le Corbusier, E.E. cummings, and so many more made social ripples that still reach our shores.
Go get you some culture...
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