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Donna Frances Davis

 (1887 - 1976)
Donna Frances Davis was active/lived in California, Connecticut.  Donna Davis is known for Painter, printmaker, bookplate designer.

Biography   Donna Frances Davis

Born on May 23, 1887 in Waterbury, CT. Davis studied at the Boston Museum School. By the turn of the century she had moved to San Francisco where she further studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute (1905-06), UC Berkeley, and received a B.A. degree at the CCAC. About 1916 she began teaching in the public schools in the San Francisco Bay area and then for 26 years she was head of the art department at College of San Mateo. Upon retirement in the mid-1950s, she settled on the Monterey Peninsula. A spinster, Davis died in Pacific Grove, CA on Oct. 19, 1976. Member: Carmel AA; SF Women Artists; SFAA; Calif. and American Bookplate Societies. Exh: PPIE, 1915; San Francisco Art Association, 1918.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1919; Death record; Monterey Herald, 10-21-1976 (obituary).

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