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Lynn Davis


Lynn Davis

Lynn Davis (Minneapolis 1944), lives and works in New York.

In 1974 she arrived in New York where she became an apprentice of Berenice Abbott (1898-1991). 1979 was the year she became known: in fact she had the opportunity of exhibiting some nudes and portraits at the ICP-International Center of Photography, together with Robert Mapplethorpe. From the very beginning, what has characterised her photography is her attention to formal rules, applied first to the human figure and then, from the 1980s onwards, to landscape and monuments. Her photos are elegiac, abstract, and perfectly composed. They have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, and are to be seen in such important collections as those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts; and the J. Paul Getty Museum. In Italy she is represented by Studio la Città which, besides the various shows of her work in the gallery, in 2012 organised an important solo exhibition: Modern Views of Ancient Treasures, curated by Marco Meneguzzo, at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Venice.