In this view of the picturesque harbor of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Davis captured the feeling of a breezy coastal scene. His composition is a collage of pattern, texture and color, fusing tradition and modernity, realism and abstraction. The coastal view is framed by two vertical forms: a bright red gas pump and a buoy-like yellow marker.

Stuart Davis
Born in Philadelphia, 1892
Died in New York, 1964
Gas Pumps, 1935
Opaque watercolor, with pen and black ink, on illustration board
Gift of Henry E. Schnakenberg, 1952.388

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