Jane Lang Davis and Andy Warhol in front of Warhols's portrait of Davis at Andy Warhol: Portraits opening reception, 1976, From the Seattle Art Museum Photo Archives.
Folio is delighted to add selections from the library of Jane Lang Davis to our collection.
Davis, along with her late husband Richard Lang, were leading proponents of the arts in Seattle.
From the creation of the Pacific Northwest Ballet to the expansion and growth of the Seattle Art Museum Davis was always front and center. She served as a trustee for SAM for over 30 years and along with husband Dave Davis served equally as long on International Council of the Museum of Modern Art in NY.
Richard and Jane also assembled one of the greatest private collections of abstract expressionist and post-war art in the world.
A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485 by James William Edmund Doyle . London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.
One of the latest treasures to be added to our collection is this hi-spot of Victorian color printing.
Within the text of Doyle's history of England are 81 wood-engraved illustrations masterfully engraved and colored by Edmund Evans.
Evans perfected the chromoxylography process which transformed the illustrated children's book. His work helped propel the likes of Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, and Randolph Caldecott to their places as the premier illustrators of the time.
His major of work of the 1860's was Doyle's A Chronicle of England.
The compilation spans the career of Seattle's own Voodoo Child and includes the essays Zen and the Art of Guitar Burning; Jimi, Janice, and Jim; Did Jimi Play Rock? and Musical Order From Sonic Chaos among others.