Alan Davie: work in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (paperback)
This extensive and detailed book illustrates, in colour, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art's entire holdings of Scottish artist Alan Davie and includes an introductory essay and detailed notes on each of the works.
Alan Davie (1920-2014) was a Scottish artist and musician, was born in Grangemouth, near Edinburgh and studied at Edinburgh College of Art. Davie abandoned traditional methods of composition and subject matter and sought to free his art from premeditated decision-making. This approach owes much to the artist's interest in Zen Buddhism and there is also an analogy with jazz - Davie was a jazz saxophonist early on in his career.
24.5 x 30 cm
104 printed pages
National Galleries of Scotland