Alan Davie (1921 - 2014)

Photograph: Lukas Gimpel



“It’s an urge, an intensity, a kind of sexual need,” Mr. Davie said about painting in an interview for Mr. Hudson’s article. “I don’t practice painting or drawing as an art, in the sense of artifice, of making an imitation of something. It’s something I do from an inner compulsion, that has to come out.”



 Janet Gaul (Bili) and Davie in Venice, 1948
Photograph: Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images


Read the New York Times obituary here.

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