James Granberry Davis is active/lives in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri. James Davis is known for mod figure-interiors, surreal view.
Biography James Davis
Family moved to Joplin, MO, to Pratt, and in 1944 to Wichita. Earned a BFA in 1959 and a MFA in 1962 from the Univ. of Wichita. He, along with five friends, founded the Bottega Gallery in Wichita contributing to the Beat Generation enclave. Traveled in Mexico and the
southwest painting between 1962-67. Taught at the Univ. of Missouri in 1967 and at the
Univ. of Arizona beginning in 1969. He retired from teaching in 1993 to concentrate on
Exhibitions: Univ. of Oregon, 1961; Wichita State Univ., 1963; Wichita Art
Museum, 1965, 1975; Univ. of Arizona, 1980; Univ. of Arizona Museum of Art, 1983;
Tucson Museum of Art, 1988; Springfield Art Museum, 1991, 2000; and many more
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Wichita Art Museum’s Library Artists’ Files.
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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