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 John Davies  (1901 - 1965)

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Lived/Active: Michigan / Scotland      Known for: landscape, figure, etching, sculpture

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:

Born on March 21, 1901 in Kilbirnie, Scotland, he came to the U.S. in 1923, and married Bessie (also Scottish) that same year.

His early art training took place in schools in Scotland, including the Paisley Academy of Art. In the U.S. he participated in the organization of the Flint Institute of Arts, where he also attended school and taught life classes for many years. He worked in all painting and graphic media, and taught graphics during the last years of his life. 

Davies exhibited in local, regional and state shows from the early 30's on, as well as in some national shows.

Selected Exhibitions:
Flint Institute of Arts (solo)
Saginaw Museum (solo)
Flint Public Library
Left Bank Gallery
Rockefeller Center, New York City (international show)
Chicago International Print Show

Awards:
Hal Smith Etching Award (1938)
Michigan State Fair (4 prizes)
Midland, Ohio (first prize for oil painting, 1963)
Toledo, Ohio (first prize for watercolor , 1963)
Flint Regional Watercolor Prize (1964)
Battle Creek Purchase Prize (1964)
First Prize Prints, Flint, Ohio (1964)

Collections:
Detroit Institute of Arts
Flint Institute of Arts
Saginaw Museum
Albion College
Flint Public Schools
plus private collections

Membership:
Flint Artist Market (charter member)
Michigan Association of Print makers (President, 1964)

Davies died on November 15, 1965, of cancer.

Submitted by the artist's grandson, Steve Hubbard

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