Gene Davis, born Washington, DC 1920-died Washington, DC 1985 Search this
magna on canvas
95 1/2 x 111 1/2 in. (242.6 x 283.2 cm)
Davis achieved a machine-like hard edge with masking tape. Even though he rejected visible brushwork for a flat application of color, he still allowed for imperfections--like the slight seepage of paint between stripes and some evidence of his hand. In later works produced in the 1970s, he began to paint freehand, brushing paint along pencil lines.