In 1983 John Bellany painted a double portrait depicting himself alongside Alan Davie. These two influential artists are Scotland’s best-known post-war artists. Cradle of Magic at Newport Street Gallery sets the work of each alongside the other and begins with a portrait of Davie by Bellany which hangs beside a self-portrait of Bellany from the time of his hospitalisation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
14 March 2019
At the moment Tate Modern offers retrospective exhibitions of three very different artists – Bonnard (French), Franz West (Austrian) and Dorothea Tanning (American).
15 January 2019
The Newport Street Gallery will be presenting an exhibition of work by John Bellany (1942–2013) and Alan Davie (1920–2014), opening on 27 February and running for six months.
8 April 2017
A window cleaner accused of steeling paintings from the studio of the renowned abstract painter Alan Davie has been jailed for four years.
2 May 2014
This mini retrospective of the recently deceased Alan Davie (September 28, 1920 – April 5, 2014) presents eight of his works owned by the Tate, each representing a key point in the long and highly unique career of this artist, saxophonist and all round spiritualist. ‘All round spiritualist’ being a deliberately fluffy term; for Davie […]
Alan Davie the seminal Scottish painter and printmaker has died aged 93. Born in Grangemouth, near Falkirk on 28 September 1920, the son of a schoolmaster and amateur artist who him to draw from childhood. He studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1938 to 1940. His style initially utilised poetic imagery merging with […]