Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural institutions.

Solo Exhibitions
1959—March 3—21
1961—Jan. 10—28
1962—Nov. 27—Dec. 15
1967—Micropaintings, March 28–April 15

Group Exhibitions
1958—The Group +2, May 20—June 17
1958—12 Washington Artists, University of Kentucky, Oct. 19—Nov. 16
1958—Christmas Show, Nov. 25—Dec. 31
1959—Member’s Show, April 21—May 2
1959—Approaches to Contemporary Painting, Sept. 22—Oct. 10
1960—End of Year Review, May 17—June 11
1960—Art from America’s Cities, Sept 20—Oct. 15
1960—Christmas Show, Dec. 13—Jan 7, 1961
1961—Winter ’61, Twentieth Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA, Jan 9—Feb. 17
1961—Review and Preview, May 22—June 4
1961—The Year Ahead, Oct. 3—Nov. 4
1961—Paper Show, Dec. 5—Jan. 5, 1962
1962—Small Paintings and Sculpture, Jan. 7–27
1962—Group Show, Oct. 2—20
1968—Jefferson Place Ten Years, July 16–Aug. 7

 

Artist Gene Davis
Jefferson Place Gallery Catalog, 1959 [ #178 ]

connected archival press clips

Interview with Gene Davis
Interview with Gene Davis
June 19, 2019
Publication Unknown
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Of Stripes on Canvas: A Conversation with Gene Davis
Of Stripes on Canvas: A Conversation with Gene Davis
December 19, 1978
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
An Artist Speaks: Gene Davis
An Artist Speaks: Gene Davis
August 26, 1962
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
An Artist Speaks: Gene Davis
An Artist Speaks: Gene Davis
August 26, 1962
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
An Artist Speaks: Gene Davis
An Artist Speaks: Gene Davis
August 26, 1962
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
March 8, 1959
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
March 8, 1959
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
March 8, 1959
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
March 8, 1959
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
Work of ‘Action’ Painter Shown
March 8, 1959
The Washington Post
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Intuitive Stripes
Intuitive Stripes
January 22, 1961
The Washington Star
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Intuitive Stripes
Intuitive Stripes
January 22, 1961
The Washington Star
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]
Intuitive Stripes
Intuitive Stripes
January 22, 1961
The Washington Star
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a sport journalist before transitioning to the arts. He reportedly made his first artworks at age 29. He achieved significant success, and influence, through his hard line color drawings and association with the Washington Color School. His works continue to have a strong market, and are frequently exhibited in major cultural […]