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.
Davis returned t
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