Stuart Davis

Early American modernist painter Stuart Davis was known for his jazz-infused, abstract art that united the bold, geometric style of advertising with European avant-garde painting. Davis “created an art endowed with the vitality and dynamic rhythms that he saw as uniquely modern and American. In the process, he achieved a rare synthesis: an art that is resolutely abstract, yet at the same time exudes the spirit of popular culture.” He possessed the uncanny ability to “transform the chaos of everyday life into a structured yet spontaneous order that communicates the wonder and joy that can be derived from the color and spatial relationships of everyday things.”

Source: The Whitney Musuem of American Art