arthur daviesAmerican (1862-1928)

He was born in Utica, New York and studied at the Chicago Academy of Design from 1879 to 1882. He briefly attended the Art Institute of Chicago and then moved to New York City where he studied at the Art Students League. Davies was a principal organizer of the 1913 Armory Show and was a member of The Eight, a group of painters including five associated with the Ashcan school: William Glackens (1870–1938), Robert Henri (1865–1929), George Luks (1867–1933), Everett Shinn (1876–1953) and John French Sloan (1871–1951), along with Ernest Lawson (1873–1939) and Maurice Prendergast (1859–1924). His work is represented in over 100 museums including: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennesssee; Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.