Saber Dance

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Exhibition Label
Davis began his career making gestural, abstract drawings in black ink, but the various grays in drawings such as Saber Dance indicate an incipient interest in color. Although he is best known for his colorful paintings of vertical stripes made later in his career, early drawings like this one reveal the breadth of his interests and his range of expression. Davis made the drawings without a subject in mind and gave them titles after he completed them.
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Florence Coulson Davis
Restrictions & Rights
© 1952 Gene Davis Estate
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Department
Graphic Arts
1952
Object number
1996.104.55
Artist
Gene Davis, born Washington, DC 1920-died Washington, DC 1985
Topic
Abstract
Medium
ink and ink wash on paper
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (34.3 x 41.9 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Drawing