About this artwork

After a nine-month period of travel in Europe from 1948-9, Davie settled near London. He lived mainly off sales of his jewellery and occasional evening work as a jazz musician. Following the automatic drawing methods he had initiated in his monotypes, Davie began painting in an entirely spontaneous, unpremeditated way. This approach may be compared to jazz music.

  • title:
    Jingling Space
  • accession number:
    GMA 3308
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  • materials:
    Oil on masonite
  • date created:
    Dated 1950
  • measurements:
    122.00 x 152.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased (Knapping Fund) 1987
  • copyright:
    © The Estate of Alan Davie. All Rights Reserved. DACS, London 2019

Alan Davie

Alan Davie