oil on canvas (framed)
16 x 20 inches
Courtesy of Helena Fox Fine Art
About the Work
"This study is from Lyon Hall, an unrestored antebellum mansion in Demopolis, Alabama, that was the setting for my show in 2017 of paintings of the Marchioness de Sinibaldi (as featured in the new documentary ‘Days of Exile’ by David Poag). The film was posted by the Gibbes very recently." - Julyan Davis
About the Artist
“I paint for storytellers—novelists, songwriters, poets. I also paint for those who love history. There has always been a narrative thread in my work. Even when a scene was notably empty of incident, I have strived for a sense that something vital happened here, or that something will”.
Julyan Davis is an English-born artist who has painted the American South for over twenty-five years. He received his art training at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. In 1988, having completed his B.A. in painting and printmaking, he traveled to the South on a painting trip that was also fueled by an interest in the history of Demopolis, Alabama and its settling by Bonapartist exiles.
Davis now lives in Asheville, North Carolina. His work is exhibited internationally and is in many public and private collections. Recent acquisitions include the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, the Greenville County Museum of Art (South Carolina), the Morris Museum (Augusta, GA) and the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion and Western Residence. Davis is known for recording many aspects of the vanishing South—from its architecture to its folklore.
Julyan Davis participated in the Gibbes Visiting Artist program May 23, 2018 - June 6, 2018.
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