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Stuart Davis

[American Abstract Painter, ca.1894-1964]

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Original works by Stuart Davis available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
8 works online

Notable SiteStuart Davis at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
8 works online when last checked

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Sixth Avenue El, 1931
(In the "Lithograph" section)

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
7 works online

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Blips and Ifs

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Self-Portrait, 1919

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
2 works online

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
New Jersey Landscape (Seine Cart)

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Cape Ann Historical Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Some information about Davis, and a group photograph that include the artist

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Composition Concrete, 1957

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
A new museum which, when we last checked, had not yet opened to the public
Still Life with Flowers, 1930

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
2 works online

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Landscape With Broken Machine

Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont
New York Attic Window, 1928

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Shapes of Landscape Space

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Place Pasdeloup, No. 2, 1929

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Place des Vosges, No. 2

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
American Painting

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Schooner and Garage, 1922

Stuart Davis in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Landscape with Garage Lights

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Stuart Davis at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Stuart Davis, drawing, ca.1927

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
New York Mural, 1932

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Barbershop Chord, 1931

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Portrait of a Man, 1914

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Click thumbnail #6

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Diego Museum of Art, California
Terrace, 1962

San Diego Museum of Art, California
Requires Flash: Click on "D", then select artist name

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Arch Hotel

Stuart Davis at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio

Tacoma Art Museum, Washington

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
Super Table, 1925

The Huntington Library, California

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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U.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Hoboken, 1916

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
New York - Paris No. 1, 1931

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Barber Shop Chord, 1931

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteStuart Davis at The Athenaeum

Notable SiteStuart Davis in the WebMuseum

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

PBase Photo Sharing
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Still Life with Saw, 1930

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Artnet Artist Works Catalogues  

Graphic Witness: Visual Arts & Social Commentary
Political cartoon

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Stuart Davis  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Fine Art as an Investment: Stuart Davis" (2007)

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Unfinished Business, 1962

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Biography only

Resource Library Magazine
Stuart Davis in Gloucester I

Resource Library Magazine
Stuart Davis in Gloucester II

Spartacus Educational Books
War Artists of W.W.I.

The New York Observer
"Late-Cubist Davis, An Abstract Master Right to the End", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Vast Diarist Davis Has Exquisite Show At Morgan Library", article by Hilton Kramer

The Washington Post
"Painting the 20th Century," article by Paul Richard

Time Magazine
"Stuart Davis: The City Boy's Eye", 1978 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Seeing Life in Jazz Tempo", 1992 article by Robert Hughes

Walker Art Center, Minnesota
Interview with the artist (RealAudio format)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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The Drawings of Stuart Davis: The Amazing Continuity

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Stuart Davis in Gloucester


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