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Edmund Davison

 (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)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947 25; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; Festival of Kansas Arts and Crafts. Catalog: Arts and Crafts of Kansas: an Exhibition held in Lawrence, Feb. 18-22, 1948 in the Community Building. Lawrence: World Co., 1948(il.); American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947I (August 20, 1922); Annual Exhibition of the Artists of Kansas City and Vicinity (Kansas City Art Institute, 1915-21) 1917, 1920-21; Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition (Kansas City: Kansas City Art Institute, 1920-1942 Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.) 1922, 1924, 1928; Porter, Dean A, Teresa Hayes Ebie, Suzan Campbell. Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950. South Bend, IN: Snite Museum of Art, 1999., Dean A, Teresa Hayes Ebie, Suzan Campbell. Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950. South Bend, IN: Snite Museum of Art, 1999.; AskArt,, accessed Sept. 2, 2005; "" Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. Accessed July 14, 2006; Dawdy 3: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 3. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1985..

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