John Byrne Davenport
(1914 - 1981)
John Byrne Davenport was active/lived in Illinois, New York. John Davenport is known for portrait head and bas relief sculpture.
Biography John Byrne Davenport
John Byrne Davenport, my father, was raised in Ithaca, NY, where his father was professor and dean of Economics at Cornell. His father died in '31, when John was 17. About 1932-33, he headed south to Rollins College for a few years though he did not finish. Then, with his inheritance, he went to Europe, France and Italy from about 1933 to 1936. He studied at an École des Beaux-Arts school where he learned to draw and presumably studied sculpture. When he returned to America about 1936, he went to Provincetown, Rhode Island.
He did travel to Cranbook to study with Gaston Lachaise but found out that Lachaise was not going to be there that semester, so returned he to Provincetown where stayed with th
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