Kenyon College

Ronald Davis (American, b. 1937)


Ronald Davis is a master of perspective geometry, space, time, color use and artistic precision. Davis is a prominent American painter of colorful geometric abstract objects. He was born in Santa Monica, California but was raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he attended the University of Wyoming for one year. At age twenty-two, Davis moved to San Francisco to study painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been exhibiting work since 1963 and his pieces are featured in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Guggenheim Museum, New York City, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York; The Tate Gallery, London, England; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York.

“My strategy became to do a Mondrian in the style of Jackson Pollock, and a Pollock in the style of Mondrian”- Ronald Davis

Ronald Davis in 1963.

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