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Stuart Davis

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Stuart Davis

American (Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-1964, New York, N.Y.)



Stuart Davis installation photograph

Trained as an American realist painter, Davis later absorbed European Modernism. The fractured planes of Picasso's early 20th century cubist abstractions incorporated bits of real life in the form of newspaper ads, matchbooks or other collaged elements. Davis' American cubism included similar references to everyday consumer culture, a strategy later adopted by his pop art followers like Lichtenstein.



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