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Ronald Davis — Art School Painting, 1963 bi


1. Tapestry, 1962
68 x 84 inches
Oil on Canvas
Art School Painting (PTG 00007)

Included in retrrospectives:
Ronald Davis: Forty Years of Abstraction, 1962–2002
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
October 6 - November 17, 2002

Ronald Davis: Paintings, 1962–1976
The Oakland Museum, Art Special Gallery
July 13 – September 5, 1976

Tapestry was painted in the summer of 1962 while I was attending the San Francisco Art Institute. As a student painter it shows the strong influence of the art school and the paintings of Clyfford Still and Jerry Hatofsky (one of my instructors). Echoes of this painting can be found in the more painterly paintings that were to follow thruout my career. It still looks good to me.

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