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 Francis Davison  (1919 - 1984)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: Abstract painting, collage

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BIOGRAPHY for Francis Davison
1919 (London, England)
1984 (Walberswick, Suffolk, England)

United Kingdom

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Abstract painting, collage

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Francis Davison (1919-1984)

Born in London on 9 June 1919, son of George Davison, who made his fortune as a managing director of Kodak.  He studied at Cambridge where he read English and anthropology but began as a poet and turned to painting after Patrick Heron, a friend from St George's school, Harpenden, invited him to St Ives, Cornwall.  Artist Margaret Mellis (1914-2009), divorced in 1946 from fellow artist Adrian Stokes (1902-1972)who then left the marital home at Carbis B (showing 500 of 2569 characters).

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