(1878 - 1927)
Ambrose McEvoy was active/lived in United States, United Kingdom. Ambrose McEvoy is known for portrait, figure, landscape paintings.
Biography Ambrose McEvoy
Edmund Davis was born in Australia in 1862 and attended school at the
Lycée Chaptal in Paris as a pupil of the flower painter Victor Leclaire.
He abandoned his artistic path aged 17 to go to South Africa where he
made his fortune trading in ostrich feathers and guano and mining.
He married his cousin, Mary Zilla Halford, with whom he shared a passion
for painting and the couple settled in London. Their art
collection included ancient sculpture and paintings by Rembrandt,
Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough. They also collected modern art by
Burne-Jones, Rossetti and Rodin and bequeathed a large part of this
exceptional collection to a few chosen institutions s
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