Key Painting by Alan Davie Acquired by University of Leeds


LEEDS.- The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery has acquired a work by Scottish abstract painter Alan Davie for the University Art Collection, with support from the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Art Fund. Figure Mask No. 2 (1956) exemplifies the type of work Davie was producing when he was invited to become Gregory Fellow in Painting at the University of Leeds from 1957-59, and shows the influence of his beloved improvisational jazz music. The painting is now on display in the permanent collection room. The Gallery is open to the public Monday to Saturday, 10-5pm, and admission is free. Seed funding for the purchase came from the bequest of Georgina Dobrée, a renowned clarinettist and daughter of Bonamy Dobrée. Bonamy Dobrée was a member of the Gregory Fellowships