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ARTHUR BOWEN DAVIES

American, 1862-1928 (NY)

 

 

Arthur Bowen Davies, Paysage, Housed in 22K custom giltwood frame

 

"PAYSAGE" ("LANDSCAPE")

 

Oil on canvas, mounted onto board  

Unsigned, inscribed verso by previous owner

Housed in a 22K giltwood American Impressionist flat panel and carved frame

Provenance: Chapman Brothers Ltd., Chelsea, London; Mrs. Rainald Lewthwaite

Consistent with many other landscapes by Davies, painted in both America and Europe

 

      Museums: (101) including The Metropolitan Museum; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Art Institute;

Corcoran Gallery of Art; Musees Nationaux Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Museum of Modern Art; National

Gallery of Art Periodicals: (7), including American Art Review (5), Art in American, California Art Club

 

Books: (273) including Arthur B. Davies, Williams, Dwight et al; Arthur B. Davies 1862-1928,

A Centennial Exhibition; Pach, Walter/Harris K Prior; Arthur B. Davies, Cortissoz, Royal,

 

Image size: 16 ½ ” x 20 ½ ”

Framed Size: 23" x 27"

 

"An important but enigmatic modernist whose art was poetic, mysterious, and visionary".

He worked in almost all media, including sculpture, printmaking, watercolor, oil, glass and weavings.

His subjects often include female nudes dancing in landscapes, many entwined or joining hands, as the above.

Interestingly, he painted only two women: his mistress (1903-13) and a model, Wreath McIntyre (1914-28).

He served as president of Society of Independent Artists and was active in arranging the famous Armory

Show of 1913. Macbeth Galleries (NYC) was his dealer.

 

Museums housing Davies' works include The Metropolitan Museum; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco

Art Institute; Corcoran Gallery of Art; Musees Nationaux Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Museum of

Modern Art; National Gallery of Art.

 

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Arthur Bowen Davies, Dancing Nymphs in the Woods




Birth place: Utica, NY

Death place: Florence, Italy

Addresses: NYC/Rockland County, NY; Mexico, 1880; California, 1905

Profession: Painter

Studied: D. Williams, in Utica, at age 15; Art Institute of Chicago, with C. Corwin, 1878; Arts Students League, 1887.

Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 1893-1921, 1927-29; National Academy of Design, 1893-99;

Boston Arts Club, 1894-96; Pan-Am. Expo, Buffalo, 1901 (medal); Corcoran Gallery, 1907-28 (prize, 1916),

 1957; Newport Art Museum, 1912 (innaugural); Armory Show, 1913; Carnegie Institute, 1913 (prize);

Harbor Galley, NYC (exhibition of prints), 1972; Babcock Gallery, NYC, 1998 (solo); Salons of America

Member: National Academy; NY Watercolor Club; Association of Painters & Sculptors; Mural Painters

Work: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Minneapolis Institute of Art; San Francisco Art Institute;

Brooklyn Institute Museum; RISD; Butler Art Institute; Corcoran Gallery of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art (and many others)

 

Comments: An important but enigmatic modernist whose art was poetic, mysterious, and visionary.

His media ranged from sculptured wood, ivory, marble, wax, to lithograph and etchings, from water

color to oil, from enamel and glass to Gobelin tapestry and rugs of fine weave. His subjects often include female

nudes dancing in landscapes. He painted only two women: his mistress (1903-13) and a model, Wreath McIntyre

(1914-28). Although he avoided all social activities, he served as president of Society of Independent Artists and

 was active in arranging the famous Armory Show of 1913. Macbeth Galleries (NYC) was his dealer. He managed

to conceal until his death that he led a double life, with one family in Manhattan and the other in Rockland County.

He died of a heart attack while on a trip to Florence with his mistress and daughter.

 

Sources: Brown, The Story of the Armory Show; Baigell, Dictionary.; Falk, Exh. Record Series; P & H Samuels,

125; Bennard Perlman, A Model's Tale, Art & Antiques, p.82 n.d.

 

This biography is drawn from Who Was Who in American Art, the reference book on the cultural life in the United States.

 

Periodicals:

 

American Art Review, 2003, December, American Modernism from the Kauffman;

Art in America, 2003, November, Patrons - A Noble Legacy,

California Art Club Newsletter, 2002, February, The National Arts Club;

American Art Review, 2000, August, The Eight in Southern Collections;

American Art Review, 1998,  June, Masterworks/Munson-Williams-Proctor;

American Art Review, 1997, December, Two Centuries of American Drawing;

American Art Review, 1996, May, The Independents/The Ashcan School

 

Books: (273):

 

including Arthur B. Davies, Williams, Dwight et al;

Arthur B. Davies 1862-1928, A Centenial Exhibition, Pach, Walter/Harris K Prior;

Arthur B. Davies, Cortissoz, Royal

 


 

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