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  Ronald Davis  
Catalogs One-Man Shows
2002 Ronald Davis: Forty Years of Abstraction 1962–2002 Catalogue of the survey retrospective at the Butler Institute of American Art. Contains the essay "Ronald Davis: The Essence of Abstraction," by Ronnie Landfield, statements by the artist, and an intro by Dr. Lou Zona, and many images.
1986 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. [goto]
1980 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.
1979 Ron Davis Paintings. Seaver Colege, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. 4 pages. 1979
1977 John McCracken. Ronald Davis at University of Nevada, 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.
1976 Charles Kessler: catalogue essay, Ronald Davis’ Paintings, 1962 - 1976. 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.
1969 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.
1967 Barbara Rose. "A New Aesthetic". Catalogue, Washington, D. C. Gallery of Modern Art.
Articles and Reviews




Michael Fried. "Ronald Davis: Surface and Illusion" Artforum, April 1967

Knute Stiles. "Thing, Act, Place." Artforum, January, 1965

Barbara Rose. "Abstract Illusionism." Artforum, October 1967

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

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

Annette Michelson. "Ron Davis: Leo Castelli Exhibition." Artforum, May 1968

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

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

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

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

John Elderfield. "New paintings by Ron Davis."Artforum, March 1971

Hopps, Walter. "USA;: XXXVI International Biennial Exhibition of Art/Venice," June 11-October 1, 1972: Diane Arbus, Ron Davis, Richard Estes, Sam Gilliam, James Nutt, Keith Sonnier

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

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

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

Marshall Berges. "Ron Davis: Home Q. & A.",
Los Angeles Times: Home Magazine, August 17, 1975

Paul Goldberger. "Studied Slapdash." New York Times Magazine, January 18, 1976

Fred Martin. "Ron Davis: Cycle of Work." Art Week, July 31, 1976

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

Hilton Kramer. "The Return of Illusionism." The New York Times: Arts and Leisure, May 28, 1978

Edward Lucie-Smith. Art in the Seventies, Cornell University Press, 1980

Peter Carlson. "The Collectors: Contemporary elan." Architectural Digest, March 1979.

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.

Dennis Hopper. "Out of the Sixties". Twelvetree Press, 1986 (1968 photo of the artist)

Phyllis Tuchman. "The Sunshine Boys." Connoisseur, February 1987

Cynthia Goodman. "Digital Visions, Computers and Art", Book, Harry N. Abrams, 1987