Stuart Davis was an American modernist painter who was unafraid to make a statement with his art. Inspired by the freedoms allotted in modernism, Davis curated his own unique style which emphasized abstract compositions, often using bold colors and geometric shapes. His vivid paintings were adored by the public and often used as pop art pieces.
Davis rose to fame around the time of The Great Depression, but instead of leaning away from controversial political involvement, Davis leaned into it. As a well-known Marxist activist, he consistently emphasized his political feelings through his paintings. His bold, spirited style is still beloved by art critics and pop-culture alike.