Davis Cone
 
DAVIS CONE BIO
BORN
November 2,1950; Augusta Georgia
RESIDES
Los Angeles, CA
EDUCATION
1972-73
University Georgia, Athens, GA
1968-72
Mercer University, Macon, GA; B.A
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2006
Recent Works
Forum Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
2005
Recent Works
Forum Gallery
New York, NY
2001
Forum Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
 
2001
Forum Gallery
New York, NY
 
1998
O.K. Harris Works of Art
New York, NY
 
1994
O.K. Harris Works of Art
New York, NY
 
1991
O.K. Harris Works of Art
New York, NY
 
1988
O.K. Harris Works of Art
New York, NY
1984
O.K. Harris Works of Art
New York, NY
1983-84
Davis Cone: Theatre Paintings 1977 – 1983
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (Oct 30 – Nov 28, 1983)

Traveling to:
 
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

1982
O.K. Harris Works of Art
New York, NY
1981
O.K. Harris Works of Art
New York, NY
1979
O.K. Harris Works of Art
New York, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2007
Photorealism Today
Plus One Gallery

London
2007
The Contemporary Landscapes Show
Forum Gallery

New York, NY
2006
Photorealism: Cultural Icons
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art

Los Angeles, CA
2005
Important New Works by Forum Gallery Artists
Forum Gallery

New York, NY
2004-05
American Photorealism
Organized by Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NY

Traveling to:
 
Iwate Museum of Art, Iwate, Japan (Apr 4 – May 16)
 
City Museum of Iwaki, Iwake, Japan (May 22 – July 3)
 
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, Kumamoto, Japan (July 16 – Sept 5)
 
Hokodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan (Sept 22 – Nov 7)
 
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ (Dec 12, 2004 – March 27, 2005)

2004
Contemporary Landscapes
Forum Gallery

New York, NY
2003-04
Facing Reality: The Seavest Collection of Contemporary Realism
Neuberger Museum of Art

Purchase, NY (Sept 14, 2003 – Feb 15, 2004)
2003
Precision
Forum Gallery

Los Angeles, CA (Oct 24 – Dec 6)
2002
New Works by Forum Artists
Forum Gallery

New York, NY (July - Sept)
 
2002
Photorealism: The Liff Collection
Naples Museum of Art

Naples, FL (Jan. 24- Mar. 18)
 
2002
Photorealism at the Millennium
Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery

New York, NY (Oct 3 – 26)
2001
Realism from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection
Edison College Gallery of Fine Art

Ft Myers, FL (Feb 16- April 1)
2001
Can You Believe Your Eyes?
Fitchburg Art Museum

Fitchburg, MA (Jan 21- Mar 18)
2000
The Photo Realists
Center for the Arts

Vero Beach, FL (July 22-Sept 10)
1996
A Survey of Contemporary Realism
Posco Gallery

Seoul, South Korea (Mar 29 – Apr 30
1996
Ivan Karp: The Face of Contemporary Art, A Celebration of Forty Years of Fine Arts Dealership
Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College

Danville, KY (Jan 16 – Mar 29)
1995
Street Seen
Norton Center for Arts, Centre College

Danville, KY (Jan 10 – Mar 14)
1994
An American Vision, Photorealism
Margulies Taplin Gallery

Boca Raton, FL (Mar 31 – April 23)
1993
Photorealism Since 1980
Louis K. Meisel Gallery

New York, NY (April 22 – Jul 15)
1992
Photorealism from Nashville Collections
Cheekwood Fine Arts Center

Nashville, TN (June 13-21)
1992
Stars in Florida
Museum of Art

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Feb 7 – Mar 22)
1992
New York; City By Day / City By Night
Gallery Henoch

New York, NY (Feb 8 – Mar 9)
1992
For Real
Center for the Arts

Vero Beach, FL (Feb 1 – Mar 1)
1991-92
American Realism & Figurative Art; 1955 – 1990
The Miyagi Museum of Art
Miyagi, Japan (Nov 1 – Dec 23, 1991)

Traveling to:
 
Sogo Museum of Art, Sogo Japan (Jan 29- Feb 16)
 
Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan (Feb 22 – Mar 29)
 
Museum of Art, Shiba, Japan (Apr 4 – May 17, 1992)
  Kochi Perfectual Museum of Folk Art, Kochi, Japan (May 23- Jun 17)
 
Japan Association of Art Museum, Yomiuri Shimbun

1991
Get Real
North Miami Center of Contemporary Art

North Miami, FL (Nov 21 – Dec 28)
1991
Expressive Visions and Exquisite Images: Two Aspects of Art in the 80’s from the Richard Brown Baker Collection
Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University

Rochester, MI (Oct 6 –Nov 17)
1990
The Best of Nashville: The Arlene and Raymond Zimmerman Collection
Downtown Gallery

Nashville, TN (Feb 11 –Mar 11)
1990
New York at Night
Helander Gallery

New York, NY (Jan 6 – Jan 30)
1989
New York; City by Day/ City by Night
Gallery Henoch

New York, NY (Feb 2 – Mar 5)
1988
Tortue Is O.K
Tortue Gallery

Santa Monica, CA (Jul 9 – Aug 27)
1987
Urban Visions: The Contemporary Artist and New York
Adelphi University

Garden City, NY (Sept 20 – Nov 6)
1987
Fifty -First National Midyear Exhibition
Butler Institute of American Art

Youngstown, OH ( Jun 28 – Aug 23)
1987
Nocturnes and Nightmares
Florida University Gallery and Museum

(Mar 12 – April 18)
1986
Nocturnal Imagery
O.K. Harris Works of Art

New York, NY (Apr 5 – Apr 25)
1985
Places Here and Now
Greenville County Museum of Art

Greenville, SC (Aug 13- Sept 22)
1985
American Realism, The Precise Image
Isetan Museum

Tokyo, Japan (Jul 25 – Aug 19)
1984
Autoscape: The Automobile in the American Landscape
Whitney Museum of American Art

Stamford County, Fairfield, CT (Mar 30 – May 30)
1981–83
Contemporary American Realism Since 1960
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Philadelphia, PA (Sept 18 – Dec 18,1981)

Traveling to:
 
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA (Feb 8 – Apr 4, 1982)
 
The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (May 6 – July 25, 1982)
 
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (Sept 10 – Oct 24, 1982)
  Salas de Exposiciones (Recoletos) Madrid Spain (Nov 17, 1982 – Jan 8, 1982)
 
Kunsthalle Nuremberg, West, Germany (Feb 11 – Apr 10, 1983)
1981
Visions of New York City: American Paintings, Drawings, and Prints of the 20th Century
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum

Tokyo, Japan (Mar 27 – May 24)
1979-80
Southern Realism
Mississippi Museum of Art
Jackson, MS
(Sept 7 – Nov 11, 1979)
Traveling to:
 
University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS (Jan 21 – Mar 5, 1980)
 
Roanoke Fine Arts Center, Roanoke, VA (May 26 – July 9, 1980
 
Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL (July 28 – Sept 17, 1980)
 
Pensacola Museum of Art, FL (Oct 3 – Nov 19, 1980)
1979
Seven Georgia Artist
The High Museum of Art

Atlanta, GA (Sept 15 – Oct 14)
1978-79
Artist in Georgia
The High Museum of Art

Atlanta, GA (Dec 2, 1978 – Jan 14,1979)
1977
Southern Artists
Gertrude Herbert Art Institute

Augusta, GA (May 3 – May 31)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: BOOKS
 
Seeing Photographically: Photrealist Paintings
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection
2004
 
Davis Cone: Recent Works
Forum Gallery, “Finding the Present” essay by carter Ratcliff
New York, NY
2005
 
Photo-Realism at the Millenium
Louis K. Meisel, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
New York, NY
2002
 
Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone
Michael D. Kinerk and Dennis W. Wilhelm, Harry N. Abrams, Inc
New York
2001
 
Photo-Realism Since 1980
Louis K. Meiser, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
New York, NY
1993
 
The Fine Art Index
1992 North American Edition

International Art Reference Inc.
Chicago, IL
1992
 
Hollywood on Main Street:
The Movie House Paintings of Davis Cone

Linda Chase, The Overlook Press
Woodstock, NY
1988
BIBLIOGRAPHY: BOOK REVIEWS
 
American Art Collector Magazine, "Davis Cone:  Recent Works"
Feb. 2006, pg. 67
 
American Art Collector Magazine, "Davis Cone"
Jan. 2006
 
Playboy, "Movies"
Leonard Maltin

Dec. 2001, p. 34

Preservation: The Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, “The Last Picture Shows”
M.G.Lord

July/August 2001, p. 95

The Miami Herald, “ Paintings Bring Movie Palaces Back To Life”
Howard Cohen and Gary Darling

June 19, 2001, Section E pp. 1 & 3
San Diego Union- Tribune, “The Glory of Glorious Movie Houses”
David Elliot

June 10, 2001
Beverly Hills Weekly, “Popcorn Isn’t Just For The Movies”
Irv Rudman

May 31- June 6, 2001
Chicago Tribune, “ Now Showing in a Painting Near You”
Ted Anthony

Feature Section, May 28, 2001
Entertainment Weekly, “ Books: Nonfiction”
Brian M. Raftery

May 11, 2001, p. 74
The Palm Beach Post, “ Becoming Attractions”
Scott Eyman

May 6, 2001, Section J, pp. 1 & 3
Impressions: Miami Design Preservation League Journal, “ The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone”
Summer / Fall 2000, p. 16
Trans-Lux: Publication of the Art Deco Society of Washington D.C., “Deco Bookshelf”
Jim Sweeney

September 1990, pp. 5-6
Burlington County Times, “ Old Time Moviehouses”
Lou Gail

April 4, 1990
   
People Magazine, Picks and Pans”
Ralph Novak

October 17, 1988
   
Film Revue: Die Schweizer Kino – Vorschau, “Gemaltes Kino"
Fall 1988, p 6
   
Publishers Weekly, “ Trade News: Gift Books”
William Goldstein

September 2, 1988, p 25
   
American Film, “The Last Picture Show: The Paintings of Davis Cone”
July / August 1988, pp. 26 – 31
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY: CATALOGS
 
Photorealism Today
Plus One Gallery, London

Essay by Charlotte Goodwin, 2007
 
Photorealism: Cultural Icons
Johnathan Novak Contemporary Art

Essay by Louis K. Meisel, 2006
 
Davis Cone: Recent Works
Forum Gallery

New York, NY
   
A Survey of Contemporary American Realism
Posco Gallery

Seoul, South Korea, 1996
New Art in an Old City/ 2, Virlane Foundation and K & B Corporation Collections, Essay
Edward Lucie – Smith

New Orleans, LA, 1994
   
Stars In Florida
Museum of Art

Lauderdale, FL
Introduction: Dr Kenworth W. Moffett, 1992
   
American Realism and Figurative Art: 1952 – 1990
Miyagi Museum of Art

Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, 1991
   
Expressive Visions and Exquisite Images: Two Aspects of Art of The 80’s from The Richard Brown Baker Collection
Meadow Brook Art Gallery

Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Text: Kiichi Usui, 1991
   
In Sharp Focus: Super – Realism
Nassau County Museum of Art

Roslyn Harbor, NY
Introduction: Constance Schwartz, 1991
   
New Art in an Old City
The Virlane Foundation and The K&B Corporation Collections

New Orleans, LA
   
Fifty- First National Midyear Exhibition
Butler Institute of American Art

Youngstown, OH, 1987
   
Nocturnes and Nightmares
Florida State University Gallery & Museum

Tallahassee, FL
Text: Craig Adcock, 1987
   
Places Here & Now
Greenville County Museum of Art

Greenville, SC, 1985
   
American Realism: The Precise Image
Isetan Museum of Art

Tokyo, Japan
Text: John Arthur, 1985
   
Autoscape: The Automobile in the American Landscape
Whitney Museum of American Art

Stamford County, Fairfield, CT
Pamela Gruninger Perkins, 1984
   
Davis Cone: Theatre Paintings 1977-1983
Georgia Museum of Art

University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Essay: Linda Chase, 1983
   
Contemporary American Realism Since 1960
New York Graphic Society

Boston, MA
Frank A. Goodyear Jr., 1981
   

Visions of New York City
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tokyo, Japan
Text: Tom Armstrong, 1981

   
Seven Artists in Georgia
The High Museum of Art

Atlanta, GA 1979
   
Southern Realism
Mississippi Museum of Art

Jackson, MS
Text: John B. Henry III, Tom Dewey, Michael E. Kampen, 1979
   
Artists in Georgia
The High Museum of Art

Atlanta, GA 1979
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY: PERIODICALS
 
American Artists
"Davis Cone: Recent Works"

February, 2006. p.97
 
American Art Collector
"Cone’s Iconic Art Deco Movie Theatres Set to Charm L.A."

January, 2006, pp. 102-105
 

Art in America
"Davis Cone at Forum Gallery"

Edward Leffingwell, April 2006, p. 162

American Artists
"Davis Cone: Recent Works"

Exhibition review, February, 2006. p.97
   
American Art Collector
“Davis Cone at Forum Gallery L.A.”

January, 2006, pp. 102-5
   

Signs of the Times
“American Splendor: Davis Cone Hyper – Realism captures Movie Theatres’ Eternal Appeal"

Susan Conner, October 2004, pp. 96-99

   
The New York Sun
“Gallery-Going”

Mullarkey, Maureen, August 26, 2004, p. 23
   
Art & Antiques
“ Alternate Realities”

Bobbie Leigh, Summer 2003, pp. 66-71
   

Art in America (No. 3)
“Davis Cone at O.K. Harris”

Vincent Katz, March 1999, pp.118 – 119

   
Hast Journalen, (Sweden)
“En bild av en bild av en hast”

Ralph Herrmanns, November, 1994 p. 54
   
Augusta Magazine
“Capturing the Past”

Eve Richardson, August – September 1993, pp. 42 – 43
   
Hus & Hjem (Sweden)
“Art Deco: A La Miami”

Fiona Cameron, November, 1992, pp. 64-71
   
Travel Holiday
“Miami Moderne”

Gordon Cotler, October 1992, pp.60- 61
   
Arts & Antiques
“The Dealer As Collector”

March 1991, p. 96
   
Sunstorm
“New York Reviews”

Dennis Wepman , December 1988, p. 35
   
Arts Magazine
“Reviews: Group Show at O.K. Harris”

Oct 1986 p.127
   
Tokyo Journal
“Art: Seeing is Believing”

Amaury Saint-Gilles, August 1985, pp. 68- 69
   
New Arts Review
“Davis Cone Showcases Showplaces”

Heidi Elmore, June 1983, pp. 7-8, 15
   

Horizon (Vol. 25, No. 8)
“USArts: Where Business Boosts Arts”

Cindy Gnaff Hobson, December 1982, p.30

   

Art in America, (No. 10)
“Southern Realism at the University of Mississippi Museum”

Donald B. Kuspit, December 1980, p. 156

   
Contemporary Art / Southeast, (Vol. 2, No. 6)
“Brushed Up Reality”

August 1980, pp. 10-11
   
Art Voices South
“Southern Realism – A Survey Exhibition”

Marda Kaiser Burton, November / December 1979, pp. 25 – 26
   
New Arts
“For Real”

Linn Whitaker, March 1979, pp.12-13, 28
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY: NEWSPAPERS
 
The Los Angeles Times
"Palaces of Light"

Holly Myers, July 13, 2001, Art Reviews
 
The Los Angeles Independent
"ShowTime"

Brian Lewis, July 11, 2001, Section C pp. 1 & 7
 
The Miami Herald
"Curry as Canvas"

Victoria Pesce – Elliot, April 22, 2001, p. 5K
The New York Times
“A Rogues Gallery”
Eric V. Coppage, Metro Section, May 16, 1999
   
Augusta Chronicle
“Speaking of Art” (photograph)
May 8, 1993, p.17A
   
Augusta Chronicle
“Applause!,” Artist Captures Spirit of Theatres”
Don Rhodes, May 6, 1993, p. 1, 11
   
Miami Herald
“Stars in Florida Shine on Transplanted Artist”
Helen L. Kohen, February 23, 1992, p.1
   
Palm Beach Post
“Florida Artist Shine at Exhibit”
Gary Schwan, February 21, 1992, p.22
   
The Advocate
“South Florida Museum of Art an Exciting Stop”
Selma Sabin, February 19,1992, p.19
   
Sun Sentinel, (Ft Lauderdale)
“Talent Shine with Stars in Florida”
Roger Hurlburt, February 16, 1992, Section F, p.1
   
The Tennessean
“Contemporary Art on Display at Galleries”
January 24, 1990, p.6E
   
Tallahassee Democrat
“Shows Depict Three Views of Art”
Betty Rubenstein, March 20, 1987, p. 12D
   
Florida Flambeau
“Shedding Sharp Light on Murky Evening Shades”
Paul Toomey, March 13, 1987
   
Limelight: Tallahassee Democrat’s Arts and Entertainment Guide
“FSU Gallery Hanging Up Some Nightmarish Visions”
Mark Hinson, March 6, 1987
   
Atlanta Weekly
“Windows of Vision”
John W. English, July 20, 1986, pp. 6-15
   
Greenville Piedmont
“Show Displays Artists’ Sense of Place”
Kendra Hamilton, August 20, 1985
   
Lexington Herald – Leader
“Nighttime is Star of Cincinnati Show”
Ann Tower, June 9, 1985, p. D6
   
Cincinnati Enquirer
“Taft Exhibit ‘ Night-Lights,’ Illuminative, Highly Seductive”
Owen Findsen, May 5, 1985, p. F6
   
Cincinnati Post
“Taft Exhibition Will Shed Some Light on the Night”
Jerry Stein, April 30, 1985, p. 8B
   
Chattanooga Times
“Exhibit Opening at Hunter Depicts Vintage Theatres”
January 13, 1984
   
Chattanooga News- Free Press
“Photo Realist Cone at Hunter Museum”
January 8, 1984, p. 4L
   
Atlanta Journal / Constitution
“Vanishing Movie Theatres Are Vital in Davis Cone’s Realist Paintings”
Catherine Fox, November 13, 1983, p.7H
   
Banner Herald / Daily News (Athens, GA)
“Photo Realist Davis Cone: Exhibit of Theatre Paintings Opens at Georgia Museum”
Elaine Kalber, October 30, 1983, p, 1D
   
Banner Herald / Daily News (Athens, GA)
“Cone Exhibit: One -Man Show at Art Museum”
Sally Adair, October 29, 1983, p.5
   
Athens Observer (Athens, GA)
“The Art of Davis Cone”
Lee Shearer, October 27, 1983, pp.1B – 2B
   
Athens Observer (Athens, GA)
“Close-up: Davis Cone”
Merrill Morris, July 8, 1982, p.4
   
Atlanta Weekly, (Atlanta Journal – Constitution)
“Grand Illusions”
John English, August 3, 1980, pp. 16-19,25
   
Atlanta Journal – Constitution
“The Select of the Select: Seven Artist at the High Museum”
W. Clyde Burnette, September 2, 1979, pp.1-2E
   
Athens Observer
“Photorealism”
April 6, 1978, pp. 2-3B, (cover)
   
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
 
High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

Alpert Family Trust Mills, MA

K&B Inc., New Orleans, LA

Posco, Pohang Iron and Steel, Seoul, South Korea

Richard Brown Baker, New York, NY

Ivan and Marilynn Karp, New York, NY

Martin Margulies, Coconut Grove, FL

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

Lawrence Kasdan, Beverly Hills, CA

Raymond Zimmerman, Nashville, TN

Pierre Lescure, Paris, France

Steven Spielburg, Los Angeles, CA

Sidney Sheinberg, Los Angeles, CA

John Sacret Young, Los Angeles, CA

E. Jean Belloni, Geneva, Switzerland