(1920 - 1985)
"I often think in musical terms, after finishing a painting. But I never consider such ideas when I'm actually at work on the canvas ... It is reassuring to the viewer to think that there is some special purpose here, some special relationship to something real. I guess it's awfully hard to accept the idea that my work is abstract. Actually, it's non-representational. The stripes are the subject matter. I can see where it would be very easy to draw the musical analogy but it's never entered my mind, not for one second."
- Gene Davis