Insignia for the Little White Horse by Alan Davie
Limited edition of 100 prints signed by the artist. Art in Healthcare has only 7 prints left.
Edinburgh Unversity has very generously donated to Art in Healthcare 30 signed, limited edition prints of 'Insignia for the Little White Horse' by our patron, Alan Davie. Alan Davie worked with the artist/printmaker Dan Bugg on these prints, which have been created from an image of Davie's original painting in a similar way to a lithographic reproduction.
Born in Grangemouth in 1920, Alan Davie studied at Edinburgh College of Art where he won several scholarships. After a period spent serving in the army he worked as a jazz musician, while developing his interests in writing poetry, designing and making textiles, ceramics and jewellery.
His influences have always been diverse and by the time of his first solo exhibition held in Edinburgh, 1946, his interest in the works of Paul Klee and primitive artists was apparent. By 1947 his work was considered groundbreaking, with successful exhibitions held in Florence and Venice. During this period the collector Peggy Guggenheim became a major supporter and during the next ten years he exhibited widely. His first New York exhibition was held in 1956 and from this time he was warmly accepted and welcomed by the likes of Jackson Pollock and Gorky. In 1972 he was awarded a CBE.
Alan Davie (September 28, 1920 - April 5, 2014)
Print size: 71 x 86 cm
£395 + postage