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Bertha Davis

 (1884 - 1974)
Bertha May Faris Davis was active/lived in California, West Virginia.  Bertha Davis is known for impressionist landscape.

Biography   Bertha Davis

Bertha May Faris Davis was born in West Virginia on February 19, 1884. As a teenager, Bertha Faris studied in New York City at the Chase Art School and Art Student's League. Her art education continued at the Kansas City Art Institute. She specialized in impressionist landscapes of early California.

In 1929 she settled in Los Angeles, California. After the death of her first husband she married a man named Sessions and moved to Santa Barbara, California. Her son James Faris Davis is also an artist. Davis lived and painted in Santa Barbara until her death on January 24, 1974.

Submitted January 2005 by Gary Stanley / ArtSanDiego

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"

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