US 1964 Fine Arts ; Abstract Design by Stuart Davis 5c. Scott. 1259

US 1964 Fine Arts ; Abstract Design by Stuart Davis 5c. Scott. 1259

Series: Fine Arts Issue

Stamp details: Abstract Design by Stuart Davis

Issued date: 02-12-1964 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1259
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1241
Michel (Germany): 874
Yvert et Tellier (France): 775
Unificato (Italy): 1029

Dimensions (height x width):
26mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine, black and dull red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Painting, Art

Total print: 125,800,000 (estimate)

Description: Stuart Davis (1892-1964), was an early American modernist painter. He was well known for his jazz-influenced, proto-pop art paintings of the 1940s and 1950s, bold, brash, and colorful, as well as his Ashcan School pictures in the early years of the 20th century. With the belief that his work could influence the sociopolitical environment of America, Davis' political message was apparent in all of his pieces from the most abstract to the clearest. Contrary to most modernist artists, Davis was aware of his political objectives and allegiances and did not waver in loyalty via artwork during the course of his career. By the 1930s, Davis was already a famous American painter, but that did not save him from feeling the negative effects of the Great Depression, which led to his being one of the first artists to apply for the Federal Art Project. Under the project, Davis created some seemingly Marxist works; however, he was too independent to fully support Marxist ideals and philosophies.