Artist Biography

Warren B. Davis

(1865 - 1928)

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    Early in his career, Warren B. Davis established himself as a painter of graceful and poetic female figures. Trained at the Art Students League in New York, Davis painted both nude and classically draped idealized women, depicting them as dancing nymphs and stoic goddesses. He was recognized by critics for the fluidity of his delicately painted drapery, and his work was published in Vanity Fair both as covers and interior illustrations. A diligent pianist in his youth, Davis’s musical background led to compositions known for rhythm, balance, and beauty. Davis was a member of the Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club, and exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Arts Club, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Salmagundi Club. His work is collected by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; Milwaukee Art Museum; and Princeton University Art Museum.

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