2 June 2019


John Bellany Alan Davie Spiritual Joy and Magic – Revd Jonathan Evens

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

Dead Artists Abound In New London Art Exhibitions – Edward Lucie-Smith

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

Newport Street Gallery Announces John Bellany and Alan Davie Exhibition

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

Alan Davie – Window Cleaner Jailed For £500,000 Studio Theft

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

Alan Davie A Vigorous Impulsive Spiritual All Arounder At Tate Britain

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 […]

7 April 2014


Alan Davie RA Seminal Scottish Painter And Printmaker Dies Age 93

Alan Davie the seminal Scottish painter and printmaker has died aged 93. Born in Grangemouth, near Falkirk on 28 September 1920