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Lew Davis

 (1910 - 1979)
Lew E. Davis was active/lived in Arizona, California.  Lew Davis is known for landscape-figure, genre, and still life painting.

Biography   Lew Davis


Born in Jerome, territory of Arizona, Lew Davis has a name associated with the copper mining landscapes of his hometown, and he is referred to as the Dean of Arizona Artists.

As a youngster, he was a frustration to his teachers because he continually drew in notebooks and paid little attention to lessons.  He saw illustrations of Norman Rockwell and decided he wanted to do work like him.  At age 17, Davis traveled to New York and worked as a sign painter and messenger boy for The New York Sun while studying at the Academy of Design with Leon Kroll.

He taught for three years at a private school in New Jersey, and returned in 1935 to Jerome on a United States Treasury Department Art Project.  Thi   ...  Displaying 750 of 5146 characters.

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