Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stark Davis' Lincoln Birds


In 1928 and perhaps a little before and after, Lincoln automobiles had an advertising campaign featuring their cars against a backdrop of exotic birds and, in one instance, a butterfly.

The artist was Winthrop Stark Davis (1885-1950) who signed his paintings "Stark Davis" and whose fine arts work also dealt with such birds. The only biographical information about his that I could locate is here, and it's pretty skimpy.

That means I'm reduced to showing some examples from that series of Lincoln ads, so here goes:

Gallery

1927 Lincoln Berline Laundalet

1928 Lincoln Cabriolet

1928 Lincoln Club Roadster

1928 Lincoln Coupe

1928 Lincoln Town Sedan

c.1928 Lincoln Sport Phaeton

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

Wonderful colors and organic natural forms. Reminds me of a painting like Rainy landscape, by Russian painter
Kandinsky, http://EN.WahooArt.com/
A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8EWL66
, that I saw at wahooart.com, from where one can order a canvas print of it.
Really good place to browse the painter’s work and other work similar to your style of painting.