Davis Cone

“Davis Cone is a celebrated American realist who has chosen Art Deco movie theatres as his subject. His meticulous chronicles of these disappearing icons of American life are included in virtually every important collection of contemporary American representational art.”– Forum gallery

The crisp details throughout the pictures are a result of a photographic way of looking, but the paintings have more of a sensation of air and light than do most color photographs… Every element in the painting is given equal importance in terms of paint handling and detail.” — Vincent Katz

“He’s a photorealist who paints Deco theaters as they are today, in loving detail and usually in the most flattering light possible…He works from the several hundred photos he takes at the scene…Cone’s work is startlingly realistic.” — Jim Sweeney