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John Watson Davis

 (1870 - 1959)
John Watson Davis was active/lived in New York, California / France.  John Davis is known for book, magazine and religious illustration, commercial art.

Biography   John Watson Davis


John Watson Davis   (1870-1959)

John Watson Davis had a career for six decades as an illustrator; in addition to his religious commissions, his drawings appeared in Zane Grey novels, in editions of Sherlock Holmes tales and Bluebeard, and in other books and magazines.  His father was John Steeple Davis, also a book illustrator.  

Born in New York, Davis moved with his family to Paris when he was ten years old, where he received his art training.  This was a time when many artists from North America and elsewhere flocked to Paris, then the pre-eminent city for the visual arts, to study with masters in schools that emphasized rendering of the human form.  

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