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Stuart Davis

Max #2

1949

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  • Artist Stuart Davis (American, 1892–1964)
  • Title Max #2
  • Date 1949
  • Medium Oil on canvas on masonite
  • Dimensions unframed | 12 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.
    framed | 18 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.
  • Credit line University purchase, Bixby Fund, 1952
  • Object number WU 3836

Frederick Hartt and American Abstraction in the 1950s: Building the Collection at Washington University in St. Louis
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 05/04/2012 - 08/27/2012

Teaching Gallery exhibition
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 01/17/2003 - 03/27/2003

H. W. Janson and the Legacy of Modern Art at Washington University in St. Louis
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 08/30/2002 - 12/08/2002
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries (New York, New York), 03/12/2002 - 04/06/2002

Stuart Davis: Major Late Paintings
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries (New York, New York), 04/09/2002 - 05/11/2002

American Modernism
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 01/12/1998 - 04/05/1998

Early Modern European and American Art
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/08/1998 - 10/12/1998

Abstract Expressionism: American Art in the 1950s and 1960s
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 01/17/1997 - 04/06/1997

A Gallery of Modern Art
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 08/09/1994 - 10/16/1994

Cubist, Expressionist, and Surrealist Paintings and Sculptures
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/20/1980 - 11/02/1980

Stuart Davis: Art and Art Theory
Brooklyn Museum, 01/21/1978 - 03/19/1978
Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, 04/15/1978 - 05/28/1978

Opening Exhibition of Mark C. Steinberg Memorial Hall
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 04/29/1960

Stuart Davis
Des Moines Art Center, 06/09/1957 - 06/30/1957
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 08/06/1957 - 09/08/1957
Walker Art Center, 03/30/1957 - 05/20/1957
Whitney Museum of American Art, 09/25/1957 - 11/17/1957

Summer Exhibition
Downtown Gallery (New York, New York), 07/10/1951 - 08/17/1951

Contemporary American Paintings
Dallas Museum of Art, 04/15/1951 - 05/13/1951

Christmas Exhibition
Downtown Gallery (New York, New York), 12/05/1950 - 12/23/1950

1952
Downtown Gallery, New York

Inscription Verso, lower center on stretcher, upside down in black marker: STUART DAVIS DEC. 1949

Inscription Recto, lower right, in gold paint: Stuart Davis

Inscription Verso, lower right on stretcher, upside down in gold paint over white paint: MAX #2

Label Verso, upper left on frame, printed in blue ink [top of label obscured by another label]: Artist [typewritten:] STUART DAVIS [printed:] NO. [typewritten:] 57 / [printed:] TITLE [typewritten:] MAX #2 [printed:] DATE [typewritten:] 1950 / [printed:] MEDIUM [typewritten:] Oil [printed:] SIZE [typewritten:] 1 [label torn] [printed:] S.P. [typewritten:] ELI / [horizontal dividing line] / [printed:] THE DOWNTOWN G[ALLER]Y [blue dot separating text] 32 E. 51st St., New York

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