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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   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Gloucester Harbor, 1938

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

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

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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

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
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

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
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

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

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

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

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Portland Museum of Art, Maine
Click thumbnail #6

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Arch Hotel

Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio

Tacoma Art Museum, Washington

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
Super Table, 1925
Rue des Rats, 1929

The Huntington Library, California

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

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)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(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)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Still Life with Saw, 1930

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

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

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.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
look inside

The Drawings of Stuart Davis: The Amazing Continuity

look inside

Stuart Davis in Gloucester


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