Stuart Davis (1892–1964) is one of the preeminent figures of American modernism. With a long career that stretched from the early 20th century well into the postwar era, he brought a distinctively American accent to international modernism. Faced with the choice between realism and pure abstraction early in his career, Davis invented a vocabulary that harnessed the grammar of abstraction to the speed and simultaneity of modern America. Read more.
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