Alan Davie

Jingling Space

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Jingling Space
  • date created:
    Dated 1950
  • materials:
    Oil on masonite
  • measurements:
    122.00 x 152.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased (Knapping Fund) 1987
  • accession number:
    GMA 3308
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Alan Davie

Alan Davie

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