Born: 22 August 1920; Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 06 April 1985
Field: painting, installation
Art Movement: Post-Painterly Abstraction
School or Group: Washington Color School
Genre: abstract painting
Influences Cloud: Paul Klee
Gene Davis was one of the most important painters associated with the Washington Color School and, in general, with the so-called "Post-Painterly Abstraction" (term coined by critic Clement Greenberg), movement largely derived from Abstract Expressionism. Davis is well-known for his signature style that makes use of (often brightly-colored) vertical stripes.