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Alan Davie  1920-2014, UK

Rank (2014): 4713 – 


Alan Davie, Fetish for the Good Life no. 4
Fetish for the Good Life no. 4, 1965
20/21 British Art Fair

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United Kingdom 89
USA 14
Germany 12

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Artist Rank
Eduardo Paolozzi  813 20
Peter Lanyon  9323 19
David Hockney  82 19
Terry Frost  13418 18

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  Gimpel Fils, United Kingdom 11
  108 Fineart, United Kingdom 8
  Austin/Desmond Fine Art, United Kingdom 7
  James Hyman Fine Art, United Kingdom 6
  ACA Galleries, USA 6

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28.9.1920 Born in Grangemouth, Scotland (UK)

Lives and works in Rush Green (UK)

5.4.2014 Died

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 139  Please report missing Information

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   A Diamond Romance - 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)

   To Uncover the Hidden Unknown - Alan Wheatley Art, London (England)
   Alan Davie - Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin

   Alan Davie - Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris
   Alan Davie - Night Gems - Gimpel Fils, London (England)

   Alan Davie : L’énigme du chamane - Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris
   Alan Davie: The Shaman's Enigma - Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
   Alan Davie - The Shaman's Enigma - James Hyman Fine Art, London (England)
   The Shaman´s Enigma - Gimpel Fils, London (England)

   Alan Davie: Mystic Visions - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY
   Alan Davie: Paintings 1955-1967 - Thomas Dane Gallery, London (England)

   Paintings and Drawings 1948 - 2004 - 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)

   Alan Davie. Un gioco di poesia - NUOVA GALLERIA MORONE, Milan

   Alan Davie: The Alchemical Journey - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY

   Alan Davie: "Bilder aus 50 Jahren" - Galerie Georg Nothelfer, Berlin
   Alan Davie "Bilder aus 50 Jahren" - - Galerie Georg Nothelfer - Charlottenburg, Berlin (closed)
Description and image  Alan Davie - Jingling Space - Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall (England)
Description and image  ALAN DAVIE - Recent paintings and gouaches - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   Alan Davie - Recent Paintings and Gouaches - James Hyman Fine Art, London (England)

   Alan Davie - Broadbent Gallery, London (England)
   Alan Davie - NUOVA GALLERIA MORONE, Milan
   Alan Davie. Il risveglio della conoscenza intuitiva - NUOVA GALLERIA MORONE, Milan

   Alan Davie - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (Scotland)

   Alan Davie - Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney (Scotland)

   Alan Davie - A 40 Year Survey - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY

   Alan Davie - MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago

   Alan Davie - The Quest for the Miraculous - University Gallery and Baring Wing - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

   Alan Davie: Paintings - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

   Alan Davie - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (England)


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   Art (Not Only) for Christmas! - Alan Wheatley Art, London (England)
   The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep - Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall (England)
   Artists Make Faces - Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth (England)
Description  Wild Kingdom: Prints of Britain - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Description  Aquatopia - The imagnary of the ocean deep - Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (England)
   Masterpiece London 2013 - Alan Wheatley Art, London (England)
   And I Would Walk 500 Miles - Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwell (England)
   Textures: the Written Word in Contemporary Art - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY
   Alan Davie RA and Albert Irvin RA - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   Salon de Printemps .. - Art 18/21, Norwich (England)
   Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook Village and Elsewhere: The Treachery of the Moon and British Prints - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   The Horse that has Visions of Immortality - Gimpel Fils, London (England)

   Aspects Of Modern British Art 2012 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London (England)
   Shana Moulton Prevention and Alan Davie Transformation - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   Knot Drawing - Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Marlborough, Wiltshite (England)
   Alan Davie and Andrea Fisher - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   Scottish Show 2012 - Panter & Hall, London (England)

   The Winter Collection 2011 - Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow (Scotland)
   Aspects Of Post-war British Art - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London (England)
   20th Century British Art - Paisnel Gallery, London (England)
   Black & White Show - Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (Scotland)
   Three - Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
   Summer Exhibition 2011 - Art 18/21, Norwich (England)
   Pop and Abstract - National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff (Wales)
   High-abstract - Poussin Gallery, London (England)
   Modern British - Grosvenor Gallery, London (England)

   Small and Everlasting - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY
   Old Master and Modern British Works - Agnew's Gallery, London (England)
   20th Century British Art 2010 - Paisnel Gallery, London (England)
   das kleine format 3: die torlose schranke - Galerie Clemens Thimme, Karlsruhe
   Summer Exhibition: A Selection Of Paintings And Graphics - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London (England)
   Group Print Show - Broadbent Gallery, London (England)
   75/65 Der Sammler, das Unternehmen und seine Kollektion - Museum Würth, Künzelsau
   Der Blick aus der Ferne - Galerie Clemens Thimme, Karlsruhe
   2010 Opening Show - Art 18/21, Norwich (England)
   SOLUTIONS: Contemporary Scottish Watercolours - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (Scotland)

   Abstract Ensemble - ACA Galleries, New York City, NY
   Festive Cornucopia - Art 18/21, Norwich (England)
   108 Christmas Exhibition - Little Pictures – Great Art - 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)
   Post War And St Ives - Paisnel Gallery, London (England)
   das kleine format 2 - de Platon à l`OTAN - Galerie Clemens Thimme, Karlsruhe
   Museum Quality - James Hyman Fine Art, London (England)
   Stanley William Hayter To Richard Hamilton: Post-war British Printmaking 1945-1979 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London (England)
   The Edinburgh School of Painting - Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwell (England)
   Water Water Everywhere - James Hyman Fine Art, London (England)

   The Winter Collection 2008 - Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow (Scotland)
   Aspects Of Modern British Art 2008 - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London (England)
Description  Four Scottish Painters - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (Scotland)
   Summer Exhibition Of Modern British & Contemporary Art - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London (England)
   Alan Davie & Maurice Cockrill - 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)
   Northern Contemporary Art Fair - 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)
   Prime - Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London (England)
   108 COLLECTIVE - 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)

   Aspects of Modern British Art and recent ceramics by Jason Wason - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London (England)
   Eye-Music: Kandinsky, Klee and all that Jazz - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (England)
   The Flower of Life - James Hyman Fine Art, London (England)
   a north light - cynosure - Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney (Scotland)
   Eye-Music - Klee, Kandinsky and all that Jazz - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex (England)
Description and image  Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
   Twin Bill - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
   HIGHLAND - Visual Responses to Highland Scotland - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (Scotland)

   60th Anniversary Show - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   Works on paper - 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)
   One Cent Life - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  Print: Modern British,International and Contemporary - Osborne Samuel, London (England)
   New Editions/ Scotland - International Print Center New York, New York City, NY

   Alan Davie - Andrew Lewis - Crown Imperial - Gimpel Fils, London (England)
   the Print Show - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (England)
   Three Generations - 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)
Description  An Leabhar Mor - The Great Book of Gaelic - Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork

   Out of Place: Works from the Pier Arts Centre Collection, Orkney - Dean Gallery, Edinburgh (Scotland)
   Group Exhibition - Summer Show - Sam Francis and his contemporaries - Broadbent Gallery, London (England)
   The Challenge of Post War Painting - James Hyman Fine Art, London (England)
   Tracing the Land - Gimpel Fils, London (England)

   How Heavy is Black? - Broadbent Gallery, London (England)
   An Leabhar Mor. The Great Book of Gaelic - City Art Centre, Edinburgh (Scotland)

   20 Jahre Galerie Steinek: ein Porträt - Galerie Steinek, Vienna
   An Leabhar Mor. The Great Book of Gaelic - GoMA - Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (Scotland)
   Artistas Britânicos - Trabalhos sobre Papel - Casa da Cerca - Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Almada

   Great Britain - The 1960s - Joseph Rickards Gallery, New York City, NY
   Bienal 50 Anos - Núcleo histórico - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
   Winter Group Exhibition - Joseph Rickards Gallery, New York City, NY

   Times are changing - Auf dem Wege! Aus dem 20. Jahrhundert! - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
   TOP IN POP - Galerie Döbele GmbH, Dresden

   Lineamente International - Von der Linie zur Zeichnung - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianLinhas de Sombra - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message

  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianA Ilha Do Tesouro/Treasure Island - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message

  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianDesenhos Britânicos Na Colecção Do Centro De Arte Moderna José De Azeredo Perdigão - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message

   Scottish artists' prints - Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent
   Look Here Upon This Picture – And on This - - Cornerhouse, Manchester (England)
   Zeichnungen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Karl August Burckhardt-Koechlin-Fonds 1991 - Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

   1 cent life - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC

   The Subjective Eye - New Tendencies in British Figurative - University Gallery and Baring Wing - Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
   Art and the Sea - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London (England)

   Le disque, médium artistique : du futurisme à l'art conceptuel - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC

   documenta 6 - Documenta, Kassel

   Hommage á Picasso - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

   Britische Kunst Heute - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
   Transatlantic Graphics 1960-67 - Arnolfini, Bristol (England)

   Graphik International - Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
   Pleasure For Learning: Learning For Pleasure - Arnolfini, Bristol (England)

   Englische Druckgrafik - Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
   British Prints In The Sixties - Arnolfini, Bristol (England)

   documenta 3 - Documenta, Kassel

   Alan Davie, Paul Feiler, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon: Paintings - Arnolfini, Bristol (England)

   The Mysterious Sign - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London (England)

   documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
   The Gregory Collection: a Selected Exhibition from the Collection of the late E.C. Gregory - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London (England)

   Gregory Fellowship Exhibition - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London (England)

   1950 Aspects of British Art - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London (England)


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 Galerie Louis Carré & Cie, Paris
 Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris


 Galerie Clemens Thimme, Karlsruhe


 Galeria Fernando Santos - Porto, Porto

United Kingdom

 Adam Gallery, Bath, Somerset (England)
 Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow (Scotland)
 108 Fineart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)
 Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)
 Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (England)
 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London (England)
 Broadbent Gallery, London (England)
 Dominic Kemp, London (England)
 Gimpel Fils, London (England)
 Gwen Hughes - Modern British Art, London (England)
 James Hyman Fine Art, London (England)
 Daniel Katz Ltd, London (England)
 Messum´s London, London (England)
 Osborne Samuel, London (England)
 Scolar Fine Art, London (England)
 Alan Wheatley Art, London (England)


 ACA Galleries, New York City, NY


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 Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD


 Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo


 Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
 National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON


 FRAC - Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand


 Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach


 Trevi Flash Art Museum Of Contemporary Art, Trevi
 Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice


 Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
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South Africa

 South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
 Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria

United Kingdom

 Ulster Museum, Belfast (Northern Ireland)
 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham (England)
 The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (England)
 City Art Centre, Edinburgh (Scotland)
 Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (England)
 The Fleming Collection, London (England)
 Tate Britain, London (England)
 Tate Modern, London (England)
 Zabludowicz Collection London, London (England)
 Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (England)
 Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (England)


 MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
 Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN


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