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Painter, b. 1924 - d. 1987

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    • • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Mar. 20, 2024

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £400 - £600

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) HORIZON I signed and dated LEO DAVY 81 lower left oil on board 63 x 62cm; 25 x 24 1/2in 84 x 82cm; 33 1/2 x 32 1/4in (framed)

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    • • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Mar. 20, 2024

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £400 - £600

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) CHURCH WINDOW oil on board 60.5 x 28cm; 23 3/4 x 11in (unframed)

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    • • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Mar. 20, 2024

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £400 - £600

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) (i) THE ROAD; (ii) LANDSCAPE I; (iii) LANDSCAPE II (i) signed and dated LEO DAVY 72 upper right; signed, titled and dated LEO DAVY / JAN 72 / The Road on the reverse (ii) signed and dated LEO DAVY / OCT.NOV 71 on the reverse (iii) signed and dated LEO DAVY.70 upper right; signed and dated LEO DAVY / MARCH 70 on the reverse oil on board (i) 32.5 x 61cm; 13 x 24in 34 x 62cm; 13 1/4 x 24 1/2in (framed) (ii) 37.5 x 61cm; 14 3/4 x 24in 38.5 x 62cm; 15 x 24 1/2in (framed) (iii) 20.5 x 61.5cm; 8 x 24 1/4in 22 x 62cm; 8 3/4 x 24 1/2in (framed) (3)

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    • • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Mar. 20, 2024

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £600 - £800

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) ABSTRACT IN YELLOW, GREEN AND RED oil on board 91 x 47cm; 36 x 18 1/2in (unframed)

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    • • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Mar. 20, 2024

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £500 - £700

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) DECONSTRUCTED HEAD oil on board 60.5 x 43cm; 24 x 17in (unframed)

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    • • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Mar. 20, 2024

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £500 - £700

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) STANDING FIGURES signed Leo Davy / 62 lower right oil on board 122.5 x 61cm; 48 1/4 x 24in 142.5 x 82cm; 56 x 32 1/4in (framed)

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    • • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Mar. 20, 2024

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £300 - £500

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) HEAD signed LEO DAVY lower right oil on board 44 x 33cm; 17 1/2 x 13in 62 x 50cm; 24 x 20in (framed) Painted in 1950.

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    • • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Mar. 20, 2024

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £400 - £600

      • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) Leo Davy (lots 91-98) Introduction There have been those who seem to have been artists, almost it appears from the day of their birth; such people are incapable of deviating from their natural and compulsive obsession in a world of their own, a world in which their lives are entirely consistent with their work and their being are one and the same thing. Leo Davy was one of these. (Sir Kyffin Williams, ‘Leo As I Knew Him’, in A Passion to Paint, Piano Nobile, exhib. cat., London, 2010, p. 6) Born on Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, Davey was one of nine children. He refused to attend school with his siblings and instead was home schooled by his painter-art teacher father and musician mother. He became an accomplished artist and pianist early in his life and in his early teens Davy entered one of his drawings into a National Newspaper Art Competition; he won and at the age of 14 enrolled in the Kingston School of Art under Reginald Brill. Unable to be conscripted due to his inherited deafness, in 1942 he started at the Slade which had been evacuated to Oxford during the Blitz. One of only a few male students and with a keen interest in philosophy, Davy often sneaked into the university to attend lectures and made many friends among the philosophy students. Art was for him a philosophical enquiry. It was at the Slade that Davy met Kyffin Williams who had been invalided out of the army. Both men later became teachers and settled for a while in Highgate. But Davy left teaching to concentrate on his art. Often described as an outsider or unconventional in his approach to life he communicated best through his work. His art was a very personal manifestation of himself - his maxim being ‘to paint as only I can paint.’ Determined not to make a living from his painting he worked as a toolmaker and tomato picker while living in an abandoned coastguard’s cottage in Lancing and later became an accomplished framer and gilder, firstly in London and then living on the North Cornwall coast with his wife Antonia. Davy spent most of his life surviving with very little money, moving from garret to garret in London - the archetypal bohemian artist. For the majority of his life he shied away from the art world and was hostile to showing his work. In fact, he rarely exhibited at all and sometimes turned down prospective purchasers for his deeply personal works. However, in 1950 Davy’s work was included in a summer show at Gimpel Fils alongside the pre-eminent artists of the day including William Gear, Victor Pasmore, Prunella Clough, Alan Davie and Patrick Heron. Having spent most of his life refusing to travel in his later life he did visit Paris twice with Antonia. He was mesmerised by the city. Davy died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in North Cornwall in 1987. 91 LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) EXHIBITION signed with initials and dated 53 lower right oil on board 25.5 x 61cm; 10 x 24in (unframed)

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    • Leo Davy,  British 1924–1987 -  Abstract Creation, 1955;  oil on paper, s
      Mar. 12, 2024

      Leo Davy,  British 1924–1987 -  Abstract Creation, 1955;  oil on paper, s

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      Leo Davy,  British 1924–1987 -  Abstract Creation, 1955;  oil on paper, signed and dated lower right 'Leo Davy 55', 76 x 65 cm (ARR)  Exhibited:  Piano Nobile, King's Place, London, Leo Davey: Paintings 1950-1987' (according to the label on the reverse of the frame)

      Roseberys
    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) OUTSIDE: NEW BEGINNING signed and dated LEO DAVY 78 upper right oil on board 80.5 x 74.5cm; 31 3/4 x 29 1/4in 101.5 x 96.5cm; 40 x 38in (framed) Painted in 1978. ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £1,200 - £1,800

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) HEAD oil on board 65.5 x 44.5cm; 25 3/4 x 17 1/2in 86.5 x 64.5cm; 34 x 25 1/4in (framed) Painted in 1973 ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £1,200 - £1,800

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) UNTITLED signed and dated 64 / LEO DAVY lower right; signed and dated Leo Davy / June / 64 on the reverse oil on board 122 x 61cm; 48 x 24in (unframed) Painted in 1963. ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £1,500 - £2,500

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) ELEMENTS DU SANS HUMAIN signed, titled, inscribed and dated Elements du sans humain / spirochetes leucocytes polynucléaire! / LEO 54 oil on paper 50 x 76cm; 19 3/4 x 30in 71 x 95.5cm; 28 x 37 1/2in ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) DECONSTRUCTION oil on paper 75.5 x 62cm; 29 3/4 x 24 1/2in 96 x 82cm; 37 3/4 x 32 1/4in (framed) Painted in 1962. ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) BLUE AND RED ABSTRAACT oil on board 79 x 43cm; 31 x 17in 101 x 65.5cm; 39 3/4 x 25 34in (framed) Painted in 1955. ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £1,500 - £2,500

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) UNTITLED oil on board 50 x 29.5cm; 19 3/4 x 11 1/2in 72 x 51cm; 28 1/4 x 20in (framed) Painted in 1954. NB: ALEX: this image is upside down!!! ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) ORGANIC FORM oil on board 59.5 x 30cm; 23 1/4 x 12in 76.5 x 46cm; 30 x 18in (framed) Painted in 1953. ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) HEAD oil on board 60 x 44.5cm; 23 1/2 x 70 1/2in 81.5 x 66cm; 32 x 26in (framed) Painted in 1950. ARR may apply

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    • LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)
      Oct. 11, 2023

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979)

      Est: £600 - £800

      LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) Leo Davy (lots 76-85) Introduction There have been those who seem to have been artists, almost it appears from the day of their birth; such people are incapable of deviating from their natural and compulsive obsession in a world of their own, a world in which their lives are entirely consistent with their work and their being are one and the same thing. Leo Davy was one of these. (Sir Kyffin Williams, ‘Leo As I Knew Him’, in A Passion to Paint, Piano Nobile, exhib. cat., London, 2010, p. 6) Born on Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, Davey was one of nine children. He refused to attend school with his siblings and instead was home schooled by his painter-art teacher father and musician mother. He became an accomplished artist and pianist early in his life and in his early teens Davy entered one of his drawings into a National Newspaper Art Competition; he won and at the age of 14 enrolled in the Kingston School of Art under Reginald Brill. Unable to be conscripted due to his inherited deafness, in 1942 he started at the Slade which had been evacuated to Oxford during the Blitz. One of only a few male students and with a keen interest in philosophy, Davy often sneaked into the university to attend lectures and made many friends among the philosophy students. Art was for him a philosophical enquiry. It was at the Slade that Davy met Kyffin Williams who had been invalided out of the army. Both men later became teachers and settled for a while in Highgate. But Davy left teaching to concentrate on his art. Often described as an outsider or unconventional in his approach to life he communicated best through his work. His art was a very personal manifestation of himself - his maxim being ‘to paint as only I can paint.’ Determined not to make a living from his painting he worked as a toolmaker and tomato picker while living in an abandoned coastguard’s cottage in Lancing and later became an accomplished framer and gilder, firstly in London and then living on the North Cornwall coast with his wife Antonia. Davy spent most of his life surviving with very little money, moving from garret to garret in London - the archetypal bohemian artist. For the majority of his life he shied away from the art world and was hostile to showing his work. In fact, he rarely exhibited at all and sometimes turned down prospective purchasers for his deeply personal works. However, in 1950 Davy’s work was included in a summer show at Gimpel Fils alongside the pre-eminent artists of the day including William Gear, Victor Pasmore, Prunella Clough, Alan Davie and Patrick Heron. Having spent most of his life refusing to travel in his later life he did visit Paris twice with Antonia. He was mesmerised by the city. Davy died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in North Cornwall in 1987. LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) DECONSTRUCTION signed and dated LEO DAVY 48 lower centre oil on canvas 43.5 x 34.5cm; 17 x 13 1/2 (unframed) Painted in 1948. ARR may apply

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    • § LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) UNTITLED
      Jan. 11, 2023

      § LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) UNTITLED

      Est: £400 - £600

      § LEO DAVY (BRITISH 1924-1979) UNTITLED Signed upper left, black pastel on paper (35.5cm x 31cm (14in x 12.25in), unframed) Provenance: Gimpel Fils, London Note: This work is believed to date from 1956.

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § LEO DAVY (BRITISH, 1924-1987)
      Dec. 13, 2022

      § LEO DAVY (BRITISH, 1924-1987)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      § LEO DAVY (BRITISH, 1924-1987) LEO DAVY (BRITISH, 1924-1987) Black and white signed and dated (verso, according to the label on the backboard) oil on board 59 x 30 cm (23 1/4 x 11 3/4 in) Provenance With Piano Nobile, London, where purchased by the present owner Private Collection, U.K. ARR

      Chiswick Auctions
    • § LEO DAVY (1924-1987)
      Jul. 07, 2022

      § LEO DAVY (1924-1987)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      § LEO DAVY (1924-1987) LEO DAVY (1924-1987) Black and white signed and dated 1952 (on the reverse, according to the gallery label) oil on board 59 x 30 cm (23 1/4 x 11 3/4 in) PROVENANCE: with Piano Nobile, London, where purchased by the present owner Private collection, London

      Chiswick Auctions
    • LEO DAVY (1924-1987)
      Jun. 28, 2018

      LEO DAVY (1924-1987)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      LEO DAVY (1924-1987) Blue abstract signed and dated 'Leo Davy 57' (lower right) oil on paper  29 3/4 x 21 in. (75.5 x 53.5 cm.) Provenance:  The estate of the artist.  Their sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 March 2015, lot 239.  Exhibited:  London, Piano Nobile Gallery, 22 May-28 June 2014, no. 12. Artist's Resale Right may apply on this lot.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • LEO DAVY (1924-1987)
      Jun. 28, 2018

      LEO DAVY (1924-1987)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      LEO DAVY (1924-1987) Figures Deconstructed signed and dated 'Leo Davy/'56' (lower right) oil on paper 30 1/8 x 26 5/8 in. (76.3 x 67.6 cm.) Provenance:  The estate of the artist.  Exhibited:  London, Piano Nobile Gallery, 22 May-28 June 2014, no. 11. Artist's Resale Right may apply on this lot.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • LEO DAVY | Blue Abstract
      Mar. 25, 2015

      LEO DAVY | Blue Abstract

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      oil on paper

      Sotheby's
    • LEO DAVY | Street Scene I
      Mar. 25, 2015

      LEO DAVY | Street Scene I

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      oil on board

      Sotheby's
    • Leo Davy
      Apr. 01, 2014

      Leo Davy

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      signed with initials and dated 56,oil on board,61 by 32.5cm.; 24 by 12¾in.

      Sotheby's
    • Leo Davy
      Apr. 01, 2014

      Leo Davy

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      signed and dated 55,oil on board,93.5 by 37.5cm.; 36¾ by 14¾in.

      Sotheby's
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