Ronald Davis -The Artist

Ronald Davis has been included in numerous books, catalogs, and articles since 1963.

• A Dot [•] denotes an exhibition of special interest.

Wikipedia Entry:


Margaret Harold. Prize Winning Paintings: Representational and Abstract. Published by Allied Publications, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1964. p. A-28.
Color Illus.: Roll Your Own (Zig-Zag), 1963 Photo of artist by Steve Sokol.

Statement by the judge, Tony De Lap, Jr.:

"The Ronald Davis painting "Roll Your Own (Zig-Zag)" is a very well executed , hard edge, illusionary painting. It is very personal in imagery yet relates strongly ot many current international attitudes. The painting has excellent scale and a compeling visual presence."

Statement by the artist:

“I try to paint the best paintings I know how to paint. When I paint, I think about paint and inches and circles and a lot of other things. Sometimes I lose my yardstick. Sometimes it takes a long time to find it. Sometimes I fall into a crack. I make my paintings to look at. Sometimes they hurt my eyes. Better yet they hurt my head. There is a lot of space between my painting and my eye. I do not think Cezanne's apples are the most important things. Sometimes I fall into a crack.”

Udo Kulterman. The New Painting. Published by Frederick A. Prager, New York - Washington, 1969.
B/W Illus. , p. 55: Plate 323. Ring Skew, 1968; 324. Radial, 1968; 326. Blue & Brown, 1967.

• Barbara Rose. American Painting. Part Two: The Twentieth Century. Published by Skira - Rizzoli, New York, 1969, pp. 230, 234. Color Plate: Disk, 1968

GA (Global Archtitecture) Houses 2. “Frank O. Gehry - Davis Studio/Residence. Malibu, California 1970-72.” Published by A. D. A. Edita Tokyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. April 1977. pp. 54-59. Color and B/W Photos of Malibu studio.

Edward Lucie-Smith. Art in the Seventies. Published by the Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 1980. p. 50. B/W Illus.: Checkerboard Bridges, 1978

Raymond A. Barnett. Applied Mathematics. Textbook published by Dellen Publishing Company, Santa Clara, California. 1983 Color Cover Illus.: Arc Fan, 1967

Ruth Fine. Gemini G. E. L. - Art and Collaboration. of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, November 18, 1984 thru February 24, 1985. Published by Abbyville Press, Inc., New York, N. Y., 1984. pp. 21, 73, 75, 82-83, 209, 242-44; Plates 23, 107, 108, fig 108a; biography, p. 254-255. Color Illus.: Framed Block, 1974, Silkscreen Rotation-Tilt, 1980, Etching Brick, 1982. Litho Nebula Two, 1983, Aquatint

Edward Lucie-Smith. American Art Now. Published by William Morrow and Company, New York, 1985. p. 88 Plate 148. Color Illus.: Wedge Wave, 1978

• Dennis Hopper. Out of the Sixties. Published by Twelvetree Press, Pasadena, California. 1986 Photo-portrait of the artist (1966).

Rosemary Haag Bletter. The Architecture of Frank Gehry. Essay: Frank Gehry’s Spacial Reconstructions. Rizzoli International Publications, New York, N. Y., 1986. pp. 19, 25, 26, 28. Photos of the artist’s studio.

Raymond A. Barnett and Michael R. Ziegler. Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences. Textbook published by Dellen Publishing Company, Santa Clara, California. 1987. Color Cover Illus.: Upright Vee-Angle Slabs, 1967

Raymond A. Barnett and Michael R. Ziegler. Finite Mathematics for Management, Life and Social Sciences. Textbook published by Dellen Publishing Company, Santa Clara, California. 1987. Color Cover Illus.: Pink/Green Block, 1967

• Ronald Alley. Catalogue of The Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than works by British Artists. The Tate Gallery in association with Sotheby Parke Bernet, Phillip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 1981, pp. 143-44. Notes on the Dodecagon Series and a statement by the artist. B/W Illus.: Vector, 1968

Tyler Graphics, The Extended Image. Introduction: Martin Friedman. Essays: Elizabeth Armstrong, Richard H Saxsom, Ruth E. Fine, Jack Flam, Judith Goldman, E. C. Goosen, Robert M. Murdock, Leonard B. Schlosser. Published by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Abbeville Press, New York., 1987. pp. 15, 17, 89, 98-101, 198, 206-7. B/W Illus.: Single Sawtooth, 1971 (printed upside down) Frame and Beam, 1975, p. 99 Color Illus.: Invert Span, 1979, p. 100 Arc Arch, 1979, p. 101 Bent Beam, 1975, p. 207

Tyler Graphics: Catalogue Raisonné, 1974—1985. Foreward: Elizabeth Armstrong, Essay: Pat Gilmour, Catalogue Raisonné: Kenneth E. Tyler. Published by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Abbeville Press, New York, 1987. pp. 116-123. Color Illustrations, Intaglio Print Series, 1975. pp. 118-9 Invert Span, 1979, pp. 116, 120 Arch Upright Slab Big Open Box Bent Beam Pinwheel, Diamond, and Stripe (printed upside down) Color Illustrations, Mixed-Media Print Series, 1978. pp.120-3. Invert Span, Arc Arch, Wide Wave, Twin Wave.

Catalogues - One-Man Shows

Terry Fenton. Ron Davis: Eight Paintings. Catalogue for a one-man exhibition at the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. September 12 thru October 19, 1969.

Ronald Davis’ Paintings, 1962 - 1976. Catalogue essay by Charles Kessler. Catalogue for a retrospective exhibition at the Oakland Museum of Art, Special Gallery. July 13 - September 5, 1976. Introduction by George W. Neubert. Essay: The Technique of Ronald Davis’ Plastic Paintings. by Ben B. Johnson. 48 pages.
B/W Illus.: Frame and Beam, 1975; Tapestry, 1962; Ball Point Pen, 1964; Large Red, 1965; Ultramarine, 1966; Diamond Lock, 1965; Small Tray, 1966; No-Ninths Violet, 1966; Dodecagon, 1968; Zodiac, 1969; Cube D, 1970; Yellow Top Cube, 1970; Left Lean, 1971; Six Plane, 1971; Eleven Colors, 1967; Diagonal Rectangle, 1971; Roto Sawtooth, 1973; C Shape Duet, 1973; Block Quintet I, 1973; Split Vent And Gray Scale, 1974; Small Slab Float, 1975; Arc Fan, 1976; Arc Arch, 1976.

Ronald Davis at University of Nevada, John McCracken. Church Fine Arts Gallery. “Ronald Davis Subjectivized by John McCracken.” Catalogue for a one-man exhibition at the Church Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada/Reno, March 11 thru April 8, 1977, 14 pages.
Color Cover Illus.: Color Illus.: Dodecagon Roto, 1972; Roto Saw Tooth, 1973; Dual Level, 1969; Reverse Z, 1971; Tripod and Beam, 1975

Ron Davis Paintings. Seaver Colege, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. 4 pages.
B/W Illus.: Parallellepiped Vents, 1977; Arch Duo & Vented Star, 1976; Sawtooth Through Arch, 1977

Ronald Davis Paintings. Essays by Susan C. Larson: “Imagine a Space, A Form, A World: The Paintings of Ronald Davis,” and “Ron Davis ‘Floater’ Paintings.” Catalogue for an exhibition at the University Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, California. February 1 thru March 2, 1980. 23 pages.
B/W Illus.: Opal, 1978; Yoder, 1979; Platte, 1979; Lamont, 1979
Color Illus.: Natrona, 1978; Gebo, 1979; Gillette, 1979; Jelm, 1979

• Finity / Infinity, The Art of Ronald Davis. Catalog essay by theoretical physicist Hans Christian von Bayer. “A Reflection on the Art of Ronald Davis.” Catalogue for an exhibition at the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N. Y., September 23 thru December 5, 1986. 12 pages.
Color Illus.: Sawtooth, 1970; Brick, 1983, litho; Color Cover Illus.: Frame Float, 1975

Catalogues - Group Exhibitions

Festival. Catalogue for an Art Exhibition and Concert at the Yale University Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, Conn.. August 10, 1962.

II Bienal Ameicana de Atrte. Cordoba, Argentina. Catalogue for an exhibition curated by Paul Mills. September 25 thru October 12, 1964, p. 188.
B/W Illus.: Ball Point Pen, 1964

Current Painting and Sculpture of the Bay Area. Joanna Magloff. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Stanford University Art Museum, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, October 8 thru November 29, 1964.
B/W Illus.: Two and Fro, 1964

Some Aspects of California Painting and Sculpture. Catalogue for an exhibition at the La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, California, February 28 thru April 11, 1965.

Contemporary American Paintings and Sculpture. Allen S. Weller. Catalogue for an exhibition at the University of Illinois, March 7 thru April 11, 1965.
llus.: Out of the Green Box, 1964

Critics Choice, Catalogue for an exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, April 3 thru May 1, 1965.

New Modes in California Painting and Sculpture. Catalogue for an exhibition at the La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, California, May 20 thru June 26, 1965.
Illus.: Large Red, 1965

Some Continuing Directions. Gifford Phillips. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Balboa Pavillion, Newport Harbor, California, November 1966.
Illus.: No-Ninths Violet, 1966

A New Aesthetic. Curated by Barbara Rose, Catalogue for an exhibition at the Washington, D. C. Gallery of Modern Art. May 6 thru June 25, 1967,
B/W Illus. pp. 28-34.: Green Skew, 1966; Six- Ninths Yellow,1966; Six-Ninths Red,1966; No-Ninths Violet, 1966; One-Ninth Green,1966

New Sculpture and Shaped Canvas. Fidel Danieli. Catalogue for an exhibition at California State College, Los Angeles, California, 1967.

Portraits of Artists: Photographs by John Waggamen. Catalogue for an exhibition at the La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, California, May 17 thru June 18, 1967. Photo of the artist.

Art For Embassies. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D. C., September 30 thru November 5, 1967.

1967 Annual. Catalogue for the annual exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, N. Y., December 13,1967 thru February 4, 1968. 1968

A Selection of Paintings from the 50’s and 60’s - Gifford and Joan Phillips Collection. Catalogue for an exhibition at The Art Galleries, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 12 thru April 7, 1968. Illus.: Six-Ninths Green, 1966.

• Documenta. Internationale Ausstellung. Catalogue (book) for an international exhibition of art at the Galerie an der Schönen Aussicht, the Museum Fridericianum, and the Orangerie im Auepark in Kassell, Germany, June 27 thru October 6, 1968, pp. 62-65.
B/W Illus.: Inside Light, 1968; Spiral, 1968; Two-Thirds Yellow, 1966; Number 52, 1967.

Los Angeles Six, Barbara Rose. “Ron Davis.” John Coplans. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Vancover Art Gallery, March 31 thru May 5, 1968, pp. 15-20

The Development of Modernest Painting: Jackson Pollock to the Present. R. T. Buck, Jr., Steinberg Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1968.

Thirty-first Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., February 1 thru March 16, 1969.
Illus.: Lift, 1968 D. Robbins.

The George Waterman Collection. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R. I., October 22 thru November 23, 1969

West Coast: 1945 - 1969. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, California, November 24 thru January 18, 1970.
B/W Illlus.: No-Ninths Violet, 1966

69th American Exhibition. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, January 17, 1969 thru February 22, 1970.
Color Illus.: Grey Room, 1969

Color. "Ron Davis" by Charles Kessler. Catalogue for an exhibition at the U. C. L. A. Art Galleries. February 16 thru March 22, 1970. pp. 5 - 10.
Color Illus.: Truncated Pyramids, 1969; Zodiac, 1968; Eleven Colors, 1967

The Form of Color. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, March 8 thru April 5, 1970.
Illus.: U Band, 1969

American Painting, 1970. Peter Seltz. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Virginia Museum, Richmond, Virginia, May 4 thru June 7, 1970.

Highlights of the 1969 - 1970 Art Season. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Aldrich Museum, Connecticut, June 21 thru September 13, 1970.
B/W Illlus.: Gray Room,

The Opening. Catalogue for the opening exhibition at the new David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 19 thru October 10, 1970.
Illus.: Open Four, 1969

A Report on the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967 - 1971. Maurice Tuchman.

Technics and Creativity. Riva Castleman. Catalogue for an exhibition of the works of print publisher Gemini, G. E. L., Los Angeles at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, N. Y., 1971. B/W Illlus.: Cube III, 1971

The 73rd Western Annual. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, October 3 thru November 21, 1971.
B/W Illlus.: Reroute, 1971

Six Painters. James N. Wood. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, October 5 thru November 14, 1971.
Color Illlus.: Plane Sawtooth, 1970 Frame, 1969
B/W Illlus.: Six-Ninths Blue, 1966 Brown Pentagon, 1967 Double Ringed Roto, 1968 Maltese, 1968

Experiment in Grafiek: Gemini G. E. L.. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhaven, Germany, October 8 thru November 21, 1971.
Color Illus.: Cube III, 1971, litho 1972

Modern Paintings, Drawings , and Sculpture Collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer. Barbara Rose. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts. November 15 thru January 3, 1972.
B/W Illlus.: Violet Tray, 1966

U. S. A. West Coast. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany, 1972. Essay by Helmut Heibenbuttel: West Coast and Neue Asthetic.
Color Illus.: Left Light, 1969

The Last Plastics Show. Catalogue for an exhibition at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, March 14 thru April 15, 1972.

Paintings: New Options. Phillip Larson. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 23 thru June 4, 1972. Introduction by Dean Swanson.

Masters of the Sixties. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 4 thru June 4, 1972 and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 15 thru July 15, 1972.

U. S. A.: XXXVI International Biennial Exhibition of Art. Exhibition Catalogue. Venice, Italy. June 11 thru October 1, 1972
B/W Illlus.: Five Frame, 1972; Wide Banded Slab, 1969; Double Ringed Roto, 1968.

The State of California. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Gavett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth New Zealand, 1972 thru 1973. Color Illus.: Plane Divider,1970

Eighteenth National Print Exhibition. Catalogue for an exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn N. Y., November 22, 1972 thru February 4, 1973 and the California Palace of The Legion of Honor, March 24 thru June 17, 1973.
B/W Illus.: Single Divider, 1972, lithograph 1973

Max Kozloff. Twenty-five Years of American Painting: 1948 - 1973. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, March 6 thru April 22, 1973.
Color Illus.: Radial, 1969
B/W Illlus.: Sawtooth, 1970

Art in Space. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, May 15 thru June 24, 1973.
B/W Illlus.: Brown Pentagon, 1967

11 Artistes Américans. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montral, Quebec, Canada, November 4 thru December 2, 1973.
Color Illus.: Double Double, 1969

15 Abstract Artists. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, January 19, thru March 10, 1974.
B/W Illlus.: Sawtooth Roto Star, 1973

15th Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture: 1974. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 10 thru April 21, 1974.
B/W Illlus.: Rectangle VII, 1971

Selected Works from the Collection of Carter Burden. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Marborough Gallery, Inc., New York City, N. Y., May 9 thru June 1, 1974.
B/W Illlus.: Double Ring, 1968

Seventy-first American Exhibition. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, June 15 thru August 11, 1974.
B/W Illlus.: Block Quintet II, 1973

Current Concerns. Peter Plagens. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, February, 1975.

Color. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia, February thru March, 1975.

34th Biennial. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., February 22 thru April 6, 1975.
Color Illus.: T-Beam, 1974

• Ron Davis / Tom Holland, Works from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Rowan. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdale Park. August 13 thru September 9, 1975.
Color Illus.: Fan, 1979,
B/W Illus.: Six-Ninths Blue, 1966; Lift, 1968; Arch, 1974

Greenberg Gallery Exhibition. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, September, 1975.
Illus.: Eye-Level Left-M, 1970; Eye-Level Right-M, 1970

• Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture of the 60’s and the 70’s from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogle Collection. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Institute of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, October 7 thru November 18, 1975.

• Leo Castelli / Twenty Years. Catalogue for Leo Castelli’s twentieth aniversary of his gallery. 1977.
Installation Photos: 1968 One-Man Exhibition; 1975 One-Man Exhibition.

Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era. Catalogue for an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1977.
Color Illus.: Frame, 1969

Photographs by Southern California Painters and Sculptors. University of California - Santa Barbara, June 3 thru June 30, 1977. B/W Illlus.: 21 Polaroids, 1977, photos

Aspekte der 60er Jahre, Aus der Sammlung Reinhard Onnasch. Catalogue for an exhibition at Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany. 1978.

California: 3 X 8 Twice. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii. February 3 - March 5, 1978.
B/W Illus.: Arch Bridge, 1977.

14.7 Artistes Américains - 7'’ Artistes Européens. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Casino de Deauville, Hall et Galerie Dorée, Paris, France, September 2-10, 1978. Presented by Michel Guéranger.
B/W Illlus.: Three Vents,1975

The Frederick Weisman Company Collection of California Art. The Art Museum and Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, California, November 20 thru December 17, 1978.
Color Illus.: White Lid, 1969

Late Twentieth Century Art. The Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation. Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1978.
Color Illus.: Parallel Waves, 1977

Four Contemporary Painters. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1978.
B/W Illlus.: Arch Wave, 1977

American Painting of the 1970’s. Linda L. Cathcart. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. December 8, 1978 thru January 14, 1979. p. 19 Color Illus.: Arc Fan, 1976

The Museum of Drawers. “Catalogue of the smallest museum of modern art in the 20th Century with works by over 500 artists.” Created by Herbert Distel. Essay by Peter Killer. The “museum” is on permanent display at Kunsthaus, Zürich, Switzerland, 1978, pp. 24, 46.
Color Illus.: Untitled, 1973

American Masters of the Sixties and Seventies, Selections from the Collection of Jan and Ronald K. Greenberg. Emily Rauh Pulitzer. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee, December 9 thru 28, 1978, pp. 6, 21.
B/W Illlus.: Blue Crab, 1967

The Theodora Pottle Memorial Collection of Contemporary Art. Macomb Public Library, Macomb, Illinois. May, 1979.
B/W Illus.: Five Block Row, 1974

Reality of Illusion. Donald J. Brewer. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, July 13 thru August 26, 1979 and the University of Southern California Art Galleries, Los Angeles, October 11 thru November 25, 1979. p. 16, 70.
Color Illus.: Plate 12. Fan, 1970

Late Twentieth Century Art. The Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation. Susan L. Butler. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. 1979. pp. 10-11.
Color Illus.: Parallel Waves, 1977

Los Angeles Prints, 1883 - 1980. Bruce Davis. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California. Plate 123.
B/W Illus.: Four Circle, 1972, litho 1981

• Art in Los Angeles - Seventeen Artists in the Sixties. Maurice Tuchman. Essay by Susan C. Larsen, “Los Angeles Painting in the Sixties: A Tradition in Transition.” Catalogue for an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 21 October 4, 1981, pp. 63-65, 104, 140, 146, 153-154.
Color Illus.: Roto, 1968
B/W Illus.: Black Tear, 1969; Backup, 1969; Dodecagon,1968

Southern California Artists: 1940 - 1980. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California. July 24 - September 13, 1981. p. 22
B/W Illus.: Gray Room, 1969

Late Twentieth Century Art from the Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation. Susan L. Butler. Richmond, Virginia. 1981. p. 17
Color Illus.: Parallel Waves, 1977

Miró in America. Barbara Rose. Catalogue for an exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, April 21 - June 27, 1982. p. 40. Linda L. Cathcart.

The Americans: The Collage. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, July 11 thru October 3, 1982. pp. 50, 110.
B/W Illus.: Branch and Boxes, 1982

California Contemporary: Recent work of twenty-three artists, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, May 1-29, 1983. p. 34-35
"Introduction" by Henry Hopkins, "twenty-three artists" by George DeGroat, guest curator.
B/W Illus.: Wyoming Nova Star, 1983; photo of the artist by Betty Freeman.

The First Show: Painting and Sculpture from Eight Collections 1940 - 1980. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Temporary Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. Edited by Julia Brown and Bridget Johnson. 1983.
B/W Illus.: Bent Vents & Octangular, 1976

Art at Work, Marshall Lee, Editor. The Chase Manhatten Collection. Essays by J. Walter Severinghaus, Dorothy C. Miller, and Robert Rosenblum. Forwards by David Rockerfeller and William C. Butcher. Published by E. P Dutton, New York, 1984.
Color Illus.: Solid Duet, 1973

Art of the States: Works from a Santa Barbara Collection. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, June 22 thru August 26, 1984. Robert McDonald, guest curator.
Color Illus.: Invert Bridge, 1975

Selections from the Merry and Bill Norris Collection. Melinda Wortz. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, October 11 thru November 3, 1984, pp. 22-23.
B/W Illus.: Clear Frame, 1972

The Art of California, Selected Works from the Collection of the Oakland Museum. Cristina Orr-Cahall. Oakland California, 1984, p. 168.
Color Illus.: Left Lean, 1971

Frederick R. Weisman Foundation. Volume I, 1984. Catalogue of the foundation’s collection. Plates 9,10,11.
B/W Illus.: Arch, 1975, etching; Bent Beam, 1975, etching
Color Illus.: Upright Slab, 1975, etching

Paper as Art: Contemporary Expressions, Paperworks. Amy Reigle Newland. May 1985. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Walker Art Center, 8 pages.

The Irvine Company Collection. Melinda Wortz. Catologue of the collection. 1984. Photo of the artist by Jim McHugh.
Color Illus.: Pinwheel, Diamond and Stripe, 1975

Works at the Berggruen Gallery. John Berggruen Gallery. San Franciscop. 23.
Color Illus.: Double Ring, 1968

Trompe l 'Oeil: The Magic of Deception. Norman Lloyd. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California, p. 17.
B/W Illus.: Double Checker Slabette, 1985

Between Reality and Abstraction: California Art at the End of the Century: Betty Duker, A Personal Encounter with Contempory Art. Donna Stein. Catalogue for an exhibition at the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Tx, May 5 thru July 23, 1995. Plate: p. 2, pp. 21-22, p.48
Color Illus.: Bent I Beam, 1976

A View from Denver, Contemporary American Art from the Denver Art Museum, Diane Perry Vanderlip, Catalogue for an exhibition at the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria. p. 215
Color Illus.: Three Vents, 1975

Radical Past: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974, Catalogue for a four-venue exhibition. Davis’ painting Wyoming Slab was included in Influences: Selections from the Contemporary Collection of the Norton Simon Museum.
Color Illus.: Wyoming Slab, 1975

Into the 21st Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art. Catalogue accompanied the exhibition, May 23 – September 12, 1999.
Davis’ painting Seven Part Arch, 1977 was included.
Color Illus.: Seven Part Arch, 1977

The Forty-Fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907-1999. Corcoran Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D. C. Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition and included Davis’ painting T Beam, 1974, acquired in 1975 during the Corcoran’s 34th Biennial through the Leo Castelli Gallery.
Color Illus.: T Beam, 1974

Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity 1900–2000. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, Catalog for the exhibition of the same name.

Articles and Reviews


West Art. Rocklin, California. December, 1963, p. 1. Illus.: Roll Your Own (Zig Zag), 1963.


Magloff, J. C.. “San Francisco: Painting, Drawing - 63.” Artforum, February, 1964, p. 45.

“Art.” San Francisco Sunday Chronicle-This World, August 30, 1964, p. 27. Illus.: Double Bend, 1964

Ventura, Anita. “San Francisco.” Arts Magazine, October, 1964, pp. 22-25 Illus.: Ball-Point Pen, 1964

Frankenstein, Alfred. “Art: Stanford Galleries Open on Vital Bay Region Art.” San Francisco Sunday Chronical - This World, October 25, 1964, pp. 34-35.

Knute Stiles. “The Arts of San Francisco, Part II.” Artforum, November 1964, p. 45.

Magloff, J. C.. “San Francisco: Current Painting and Sculpture of the Bay Area.” Artforum, December, 1964, p. 47.

James Monte. “Review: Current Painting and Sculpture of the Bay Area, Stanford University.” Artforum, December, 1964, p. 47


• Knute Stiles. “Thing, Act, Place.” Artforum, vol. 3, no. 4, January, 1965, pp.37-40

“What is Op Art?” Magazine of Art, January-February, 1965. Color Illus.: Roll Your Own (Zig-Zag), 1964

1965 Klaus Jurgen-Fischer. “Neue Abstraction.” Das Kunstwerk, April-June, 1965, p. 49. Illus.: Out of the Green Box, 1964

John Coplans. “The New Abstraction on the West Coast, U. S. A..” Studio International, vol. 169, no. 865, May, 1965, pp. 192-199.

“California Art ... at Macy’s.” The New York Times, May 11, 1965, p.14. B/W Illus.: Double Bend, 1964

Henry Seldis. “Review Wilder Exhibition.” Los Angeles Times, October 25, 1965, part IV, p. 17.

• Donald Factor. “Ron Davis: Nicholas Wilder Gallery Exhibition.” Artforum, vol. 4, no. 4, December, 1965, p.15.


John Coplans. “Los Angeles: Object Lesson.” Art News, January, 1966, p. 40.

Barbara Rose. “Los Angeles: The Second City.” Art in America, vol. 54, no. 1, January-February, 1966, pp. 110-113.

Larry Aldrich. “New Talent U. S. A..” Art in America, July-August, 1966, p. 61. Illus.: Large Red, 1965 Los Angeles Times, November 14, 1966, Part IV, p. 10. B/W Illus.: Two-Thirds Yellow, 1966


Lucy R. Lippard. “Perverse Perspectives.” Art International, vol. 6, no. 3, March 20, 1967, pp. 28-33. Illus.: One-Ninth Green, 1966. Green Skew, 1966.

• Michael Fried. “Ronald Davis: Surface and Illusion.” Artforum, vol. 5, no. 8. April, 1967. pp. 37-41 Cover Illus.: Six-Ninths Blue, 1966

“Ron Davis’ New Paintings: Typically Californian.” Wyoming State Tribune, April 8, 1967, p. 2. B/W Illus.: Six-Ninths Blue, 1966

“Frustration?” The Washington Post - City Life, May 6, 1967, p. B1. Photo of the artist. Andrew Hudson. “One Mimimal Artist Reveals a Voice.” The Washington Post, May 14,1967, p. L8.

• Barbara Rose. “Abstract Illusionism.” Artforum, October 1967, pp. 33-37.

John Coplans. “Art Bloom.” Vogue, November 1, 1967, p. 184 Photo of the artist by Dennis Hopper.


Jane Livingston. “Ron Davis.” Artforum, vol. 6, no. 5, January 1968, p. 60-61.

Kurt von Meier. “Painting to Sculpture: One Tradition in a Radical Approach to the History of Twentieth-Century Art.” Art International, vol. 12, no. 3, March 1968, pp. 37-39.

• Annette Michelson. “Ron Davis: Leo Castelli Gallery Exhibition.” Artforum, May 1968, vol. 6, no.10, pp. 56-57.

John Ashberry. “Working Toward the New.” The New Republic, April 20, 1968. pp. 40 - 43.

“Painting: A Bird’s and Worm’s-eye View.” Time Magazine, June 28, 1968. Illus.: Inside Light, 1968

Norbert Lynton. “London Galleries: Organized Color.” The Guardian, November 8, 1968

Nigel Gosling. “Art: Abstract’s Progress.” The Observer, November 8, 1968.

Guy Brett. “Visual Diversions of the Sixties.” The Times, November 14, 1968.

Robert Hughes. “Ron Davis at Kasmin.” Studio International, December 1968, vol. 176, no.906, pp 264-265. B/W Illus: Double Ringed Roto, 1968 Channel, 1968 Spoke, 1968

J. P.. “Review-Castelli Exhibition.” Art News, May 1968. Color Illus.: Fifty-Two, 1967 1969

R. C. Kenedy. “London Letter.” Art International, January, 1969. pp. 46 - 47. Illus.: Double Ringed Roto, 1968

Knute Stiles. “Untitled ’68: The San Francisco Annual Becomes an Invitational.” Artforum, January, 1969. p. 52. Illus.: Forty-Five, 1967

A. Gordon. “Dodecagonals of Ron Davis.” Connoisseur, February, 1969. p. 100.

Jay Jacobs. “An Interview with James Harithas.” The Art Gallery Magazine. February 1969.


“Cheyenne Artist, Ron Davis.” Sun Day Magazine, Cheyenne, April 20, 1969. Illus.: Open Cube, 1968 Wedge, 1968

“Art News.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, June 15, 1969. p. 51.

Larry Palmer. “New York, West Coast, Indian-Asian Offerings.” Pasadena Star-News, November 30, 1969. P. C1 Illus.: No-Ninths Violet, 1966

Henry Seldis. “Pasadena’s Lopsided West Coast Survey.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, November 30, 1969, p. 78.

“Exhibition at Castelli Gallery and Castelli Warehouse.” Art News, December, 1969. pp. 69-70.

• Rosalind Krauss. “Review - Leo Castelli Exhibition.” Artforum, December 1969, vol 8. no. 4, pp. 69-70. Illus.: Four Fold, 1969

B. Gold. “Corcoran Biennial: New Sensibility in Washington.” Arts Magazine, April 1969, p. 30. Illus.: Lift, 1968

Carter Ratcliff. “Exhibition at Castelli Gallery.” Art International, December, 1969, p.75.

Christopher Andreae. Christian Science Monitor, December 10, 1969. 1970

William Wilson. “Color Stays Fresh at U. C. L. A. Gallery.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, March 1, 1970, p. 48. Illus.: Zodiac, 1969

Henry Seldis. “Art: Pasadena Museum Offers Selections from Two Collections.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, October 4, 1970, p. 52.

P. Tuchman. “American Art in Germany: The History of a Phenomenon.” Artforum, November 1970, p. 66.

Terry Fenton. “Mirvish Gallery Exhibit.” ArtsCanada, December 1970, p.78.

• Walter Darby Bannard. “Notes on American Painting of the Sixties.” Artforum, January 1970, vol. 8, no. 5, pp.40-45. Color Illus.: Five-Twelfths Dodecagon, 1968

Phylis Tuchman... “American Art in Germany: The History of a Phenomenon.” Artforum, November 1970, p.66.


“Review - Castelli Exhibition.” Art News, February 1971.

Peter Frank. “New York Art Exhibits.” Columbia Daily Spectator, February 5, 1971

Willis Domingo. “Review - Castelli Exhibition.” Arts Magazine, March 1971. G. Henry. “Castelli Review.” Art International, March 1971, p. 52. B/W Illus.: Four Block Box, 1971

• John Elderfield. “New Paintings by Ron Davis.” Artforum, vol. 9, no. 7, March 1971, pp. 32-34. Color Illus.: Sawtooth, 1970 Center Notch, 1970 B/W Illus.: Plane Sawtooth, 1979 Center Hole, 1970 Fan, 1970 Five Band Box, 1970 Four Block Box, 1970

Hilton Kramer. “Technics of Fashion.” New York Times, May 2, 1971.

David Shirey. “Modern Museum Offers Works of ‘Multiple’ Art.” New York Times, May 6, 1971.

J. E. Young. “Review.” Art International, May 20, 1971.

P. Bordes. “Kasmin Review.” Connoisseur, August 1971, p. 313.

“Museum Starts New Art Shows.” Pasadena Star-News, September 28, 1971, pp. 27-39. B/W Illus.: Fan Rectangle, 1971

Elizabeth C. Baker. “Los Angeles, 1971.” Art News, vol 70, no. 5, September 1971, pp. 27-39. Color Illus.: Sawtooth, 1970

Helene Winer. “How L. A. Looks Today.” Studio International, vol. 183, no. 937, October 1971, pp. 27-39. Illus.: Tri-Turn, 1971

Jack Carr. “Ronald Davis’ Paintings Invite You to Step Inside.” Pasadena Star-News, October 3, 1971, p. A6. B/W Illus.: Fan Rectangle III, 1971

Henry Seldis. “Ron Davis’ Paintless Paintings at Pasadena Art Museum.” Los Angeles Times - View, October 11, 1971, pp. 1, 12. 1971

Peter Plagens. “Review - Pasadena Exhibition.” Artforum, December 1971, pp. 90-92.


“Kultur.” Der Speigel, January 31, 1972, p. 116 Mary King. “Heavy Man in a Cinderella Art Scene.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 28, 1972, pp. 15-20.

Henry Seldis. “U. S. Pavilion Highlights the Venice Biennale.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, p.1.

Martin, H.. “Venice 1972: The Show of Shows.” Art International, October 1972, p. 94.


Barbara Rose. “Ron Davis: un Linguaggio Stratificato (A Layered Language).” Arte Millano, March 1973.

Judith L. Dunham. “Art: Getting Up To Date”. Art Week, September 29, 1979.

William Wilson. “In the Southern California Galleries: From Gorky to Ron Davis.” Art News, Summer 1973, p. 25

Thomas Albright. “A Playful Artist’s Conception.” San Francisco Chronicle, September 22, 1973, p. 35.

Catherine Bates. “Art: Getting up to Date.” The Montreal Star - Entertainments, November 10, 1973, p. D12.

Virginia Dixon. “At the Galleries: What the Americans Have Been Up To.” The Gazette, (Montreal), November 10, 1973, p. 52.


“Review.” The Village Voice, February 7, 1974.

Robert H. McDonald. “Contemporary Abstraction - South.” Art Week, February 23, 1974, p. 1.

“New York Letter.” Art International, March 1974

“Review, Leo Castelli Gallery.” Arts, April 1974, p. 74. Illus.: Tall Vent Duo and Beam, 1973

Henry Seldis. “Artwalk.” Los Angeles Times, May 24, 1974, Part IV. “Castelli Graphics Gallery, N. Y.” Arts, October 1974, p. 67. Illus.: Dodecagon, Cylinder, & Cube, 1973 1974

Adeline McCabe. “Ron Davis Offers a One-Man Show.” Sun Day Magazine, Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, October 27, 1974, pp. 8-9. Cover Photo: Ron Davis B/W Illus.: Clear Frame, 1972 Four Hole Rectangle, 1971 Reverse Z, 1971

Jane Ivory. “Artists of the 60’s - A Decade Later.” Art Week, November 30, 1974, p. 1.

Ester McCoy. “Report from Malibu Hills.” Progressive Architecture, December 1974, p. 40.

Western Plastics News, December, 1974, pp.1-2. Color Cover Illus.: Fringed Booth, 1969


Melinda Wortz. “Current Concerns, Part I.” Art Week, February 8, 1975, p. 5. B/W Illus.: Arch, 1974

Henry J. Seldis. “LAICA Exhibit Still in Mainstream.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, February 9, 1975, p. 70. B/W Illus.: Arch, 1974

Paul Richard. “A Flashy, Festive Biennial.” The Washington Post, February 21, 1975.

Henry J. Seldis. “Pasadena Museum Gets It Together.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, March 16, 1975, p. 68.

Benjamin Forgey. “The 34th Corcoran Biennial.” Art News, May 1975.

“34th Biennial of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art.” Artforum, May 1975.

“Corcoran Biennial of Contemporary American Painting.” Art International, June 1975, pp. 96-97. Illus.: T-Beam, 1974

• Charles Kessler. “Ron Davis at Mirvish.” Art in America, July/August, 1975, pp. 109-110. Color Illus.: T-Beam, 1974

Mary Lou Loper. “Making an Event of Municipal Gallery Opening.” Los Angeles Times - View, August 15, 1975, p. 1.

• Marshall Berges. “Ron Davis - Home Q. & A..” Los Angeles Times - Home Magazine, August 17, 1975, pp 10, 11, 16, 18. Interview with Ron Davis. Color Photos of Studio and Paintings. 1975

William Wilson. “The Exhibition as an Exercise in Detante.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, August 31, 1975, p.62. B/W Illus.: Arch, 1974

Roberta Smith. “Reviews.” Artforum, September 1975, p. 72. Illus.: Pinwheel, Diamond, and Stripe, 1974

Melinda Wortz. “Ron Davis and Tom Holland.” Art Week, September 6, 1975, p. 7. Illus.: Six-Ninths Blue, 1966

“Western Home Awards.” Sunset Magazine, October 1975, p. 73. Photo of the Ron Davis studio in Malibu.

Thomas Albright. “Ron Davis’ Deep Space.” San Francisco Chronical, November 8, 1975, p.32. Illus.: Vent Slab Trio, 1975

Beth Coffelt. “A Big Wave Was Rising.” California Living Magazine - San Francisco Examiner, November 9, 1975, pp. 24-28. Illus.: Six Prong, 1973

Judith L Dunham. “Ron Davis Geometries.” Art Week, November 22, 1975, p. 16. Illus.: Vent Slab Trio, 1975


• Paul Goldberger. “Studied Slapdash.” The New York Times Magazine, January 18, 1976, pp. 48-50. Photos and article on Ron Davis’ Studio.

Thomas Albright. “California Reviews.” Art News, vol. 75, no. 1, January 1976, p. 61. Illus.: Vent Slab Trio, 1975

The Guide. Aspen/Snowmass, February 1976, p. 15-17 Illus.: Block Frame, 1975

Gerrit Henry. “Views From the Studio.” Art News, May 1976, p.33.

Lesley Wenger. “California Visions.” New West, October 11, 1976, vol. 1, no.13, pp. 134-141. Color Illus.: Bridge Thru Frame,1975

Kenworth Moffett. “Kenneth Noland’s New Paintings and the Issue of the Shaped Canvas.” Art International, vol. 20, nos. 4-5, April/May 1976, pp. 8-15.

Gordon Hezlitt, with a short statement by Ron Davis. “An Incredibly Beautiful Quandary.” Art News, vol. 75, no. 5, May 1976, pp. 34, 36-38 Illus.: T Beam, 1974

Josine Starrels. “Ron Davis Works on Display in Oakland.” Art News - Los Angeles Times, July 18,1976.

Alfred Frankenstein. “14 Years of Ronald Davis.” The San Francisco Chronicle, August 5, 1976. Illus.: Frame and Beam, 1975 Eleven Colors, 1967

Charles Shere. “Significant Show of Ronald Davis at Oakland Museum.” Oakland Tribune, August 8, 1976, p. 16E. Illus.: Arc Arch, 1976

William Wilson. “Oakland Has No Illusions About Ronald Davis.” Los Angeles Times - Calender, August 29, 1976, p. 78. Illus.: Zodiac, 1969 Sawtooth Roto Star, 1973

• Fred Martin. “Ron Davis: Cycle of Work.: Art Week, vol. 6, no. 26, July 31, 1976, p. 1. B/W Illus.: Frame and Beam, 1975

Nancy Marmer. “Ron Davis: Beyond Flatness.” Artforum, vol. XV, no. 3, November 1976, pp. 34-37. Color Illus.: Six-Ninths Red,1966 Untilted, 1968 Frame and Beam, 1975 B/W Illus.: Sawtooth, 1970 Arc Fan, 1976

Charles Kessler. “Ronald Davis, Paintings 1962-1976.” Journal, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art. October - November, 1976, no. 12, pp. 21-23. Illus.: Dodecagon, 1968 Zodiac, 1969 Arc Fan, 1976 Split Vent and Gray Scale, 1974


Thomas Albright. “Ron Davis, Then and Now.” Art News, vol. 75, no. 9, November, 1976. 1977

Peter Plagens. “70 Years of California Modernism in 340 Works by 200 Artists.” Art in America, May-June 1977, vol. 65, no. 3. p. 67. Illus.: Bridge Thru Frame, 1971

Susanne Muchnic. “Review - Nicholas Wilder Gallery.” Art Week, May 21, 1977, vol. 8, no. 21, p. 16. Illus.: Bent Vents And Octangular, 1976

William Wilson. “Art Walk. Review - Nicholas Wilder Gallery” Los Angeles Times, April 22, 1977.


Alfred Frankenstein. “Entering Into The Maze.” San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1978, p. 49.

Keith Dills. “Ron Davis’ Abstract Illusionism.” Art Week, May 6, 1978, Vol. 9, no. 18, p.3 B/W Illus.: Dual Waves, 1978"

• Hilton Kramer. “The Return of Illusionism.” The New York Times, Arts and Leisure. Sunday, May 28, 1978, p. 25. B/W Illus.: Parallel Waves, 1978

• Doug Lynner. “Sixth Annual Electronic Explorations.” Synapse. Summer, 1978, vol 2, no. 6. Review of Electronic Music Concert. 1979

• Peter Carlson. “The Collectors: Contemporary Elan.” Architectural Digest, March 1979, vol. 36, no. 2. pp. 119, 121. Illus.: Dual Hexagon Radials, 1976 Open Slab in Vent, 1975 Square Wave Duet, 1975

Jane Nisselson. “Ron Davis.” Art/World, March 16, 1979, vol. 3, no. 7, p. 8.

Mary King. “Reviews: Ron Davis Paintings at Greenberg Gallery.” St. Louis Post - Dispatch, May 3, 1979. B/W Illus.: Stroner, 1979

Adrienne Rosenthal. “A Philosophy Behind Illusion.” Art Week, vol. 10, no. 25, July 28, 1979, p. 16 B/W Illus.: Platte, 1979

Suzanne Muchnic. “Art Reviews.” Los Angeles Times, July 28,1979. part II, p. 8.

Hal Foster. “Reviews, New York: Ron Davis at BlumHelman.” Artforum, vol. XVII, no. 10, Summer 1979, p. 68 B/W Ilus.: Wave Tip, 1978 Checkerboard Bridge, 1978

Michael Donahue. “Art Scene: Artists Stress Illusion, Space.” Life and Leisure, Memphis Press-Scimitar, November 29, 1979, p. 8. B/W Illlus.: Checkerboard Vent, 1979 Constance Mallinson. “Two Collections, Two Esthetics.” Art Week, December 1, 1979, vol. 10, no. 40, p.5. 1980

Susan C. Larsen. “Imagine a Space, A Form, A World: The Paintings of Ronald Davis.” Art News, January, 1980, p.105.

Robert Michael Pierce. “Shadows, Boxes Intrigue The Eye.” The San Diego Union, February 19, 1980, p. D-4.

Benjamin Forgey. “Floating Islands of Serenity.” The Washington Star, Arts, Sunday, March 30, 1980.


Kay Larson. “Fear of Style.” New York, November 9, 1981, p. 66.

Suzanne Muchnic. “The Galleries.” Los Angeles Times, February 6, 1981. part VI, p. 9.


Carrie Rickey. “Studs and Polish: L. A. in the Sixties.” Art in America, January, 1982. pp. 81-89. Color Illus.: Roto, 1968

Mary Saffell. “White walls come alive from Davis’ color.” News Chronicle, Thousand Oaks, California. May 18, 1982, p. 9. B/W Illus.: Green Skew, 1966 Cube, 1969

William Wilson. “Galleries.” Los Angeles Times, April 23, 1982, part IV, p. 10.

Suzanne Muchnic. “Galleries.” Los Angeles Times, July 15, 1982, part VI, p. 19.

Sylvie Roder. “Ron Davis Then and Now: Cold Magic.” Art Week, November 13, 1982. p. 1. B/W Illus.: Octahedron and Cube, 1982 Low Vent Duo, 1978 Double Cone, 1982 Cone Twelve, 1982


Marjorie Welish. “A Bridge for Art.” House & Garden, July 1983, vol. 155, no. 7, pp. 114-123. Illus.: Dual Hexagon Radials, 1976 Open Slab in Vent, 1975 Square Wave Duet, 1975

Christopher Knight. “L. A.’s Art Direction, Five Painters Help Shape the City’s New Cultural Image.” GQ, August 1983, vol. 53, no.8, pp. 136-139. Photo of the artist. 1984

Diana Zlotnick. “Ron Davis.” Newsletter on the Arts, vol. XI, no. 4, p. 6. B/W Illus.: Timbre, 1984


John Welchman. “California Had Its Own Avant-Garde.” Art News, May, 1985, pp. 105-106. Quote: “...lacks sense or sensibility.”


Barbara Goldstein. “Portfolio.” Arts + Architecture, vol. 4, no. 2, July 1986, p. 27-42. Color Illus.: Quarter Note, 1984


Barnaby Conrad, III. “Los Angeles: The New Mecca.” Horizon, January/February 1987. vol. 30, no. 1, p. 24. Photo of the artist (1987) with paintings by Winston Conrad. Illus.: Half White Slabette, 1985 Eta Pink Slabette, 1985

Trevor Bailey. “Art on the Go.” Article on the Newport Harbor Art Museum. Horizon, January/February 1987. vol. 30, no. 1, p. 51. Color Illus.: Unfold and Arc, 1977

• Phyllis Tuchman. “The Sunshine Boys.” Connoisseur, February 1987, pp. 62-69. Photo of the artist (1984) by Jim McHugh Ron Davis quote, “You can think about what you want to do in ten seconds and then spend the rest of your life painting an illusion.”

Joseph Giovannini. “Architecture: “Johannes Van Tilberg.” Architectural Digest, vol. 44, no. 2, Februrary 1987, p. 139. Installation View: Upright Plus Star, 1977

Elizabeth Rigby. “Internationally-known ultramodernist Ron Davis to open major new show.” Red Rock News, Sedona, Arizona, March 18, 1987. p. 7A. B/W Illus.: Pink/Green Checkerboard Slab, 1986

“Openings: States of Energy.” Art & Antiques, March 1987, p. 31. Color Illus.: Iota Splatter Blockette, 1985

“From Computer Terminal to Canvas.” Sedona Times, March 25, 1987

Margaret R. Lazzari. “The Erosion of Abstraction.” Art week, vol. 18, no. 18, May 9, 1987, pp. 5-6. Review of group show of abstract paintings at Asher/Faure, Los Angeles. B/W Illus.: Large Black Slabette, 1987

Robert Hughes. "Architecture: Richard Meier." Architectural Digest, vol. 44, no. 10, October 1987, p. 156. Article on the Norman and Lisette Ackerberg house, Malibu, California. Installation View: Cube and Beam Vent, 1975 1987

Collin Gardner. "Galleries." Los Angeles Times, September 25, 1987, part IV. Quote: "While the works are both technically and composi­tionally accomplished, they also seem to be replaying well-worn formalist games without breaking any new ground.”

Robert H. Byer. "The Uses of Perspective." Art Week, Volume 18, Number 33, October 10, 1987, p. 6. B/W Illus.: Arch Over Slab Fillet, 1987


Frances Colpitt, "The Shape of Painting in the 1960s," Frances Colpitt Art Journal, Vol. 50, No. 1, Constructed Painting (Spring, 1991), pp. 52-56