(1877 - 1944)
Edmund Linton (E.L.) Davison was active/lived in Kansas, Iowa. Edmund Davison is known for landscape and figure painting.
Biography Edmund Davison
Born Wapello, IA, 1877; died Wichita, July 7, 1944. Painter, specialla landscape and figure. Banker. Moved to Wichita as a child where his father founded the Commercial Bank. Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for three years before returning to Wichita to join his father's bank. Married Faye Davison in 1905. Took a semester leave from the bank to study with Birger Sandzén at Bethany College.
While 60 spending summers in Taos, NM, the Davisons became friends with many of the Taos artists and opened their home to them as the artists traveled to or from Taos.
Although Davision exhibited in nationally juried shows, he never sold a painting but instead gave his work away. The Davisons built a substantial collection
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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