Sleep my Angel, 1962
From 1953 to 1956 Davie taught in London at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, where he became interested in African and Pacific art. As early as 1958 Davie emphasized the importance in his work of intuition, as expressed in the form of enigmatic symbols. These symbols have combined to make him one of the most potent image-makers in post-war British art.
In the early 1960s Davie began to experiment with lithography, working at the Curwen Press with master printer Stanley Jones.
The first print made there was “Sleep My Angel” 1961/1962, which is similar in style to his early screenprints.
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