(1812 - 1873)
William Davis was active/lived in United Kingdom. William Davis is known for painting.
Biography William Davis
William Davis (1812-1873)
He was predominantly a landscape painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. He helped to organise Pre-Raphaelite exhibitions in Liverpool and was friendly with Hunt, Rossetti, Brown and Boyce.
Born in Dublin and a student of the Dublin Academy, Davis moved to Liverpool and fully integrated himself to life in the north of England. Davis joined the Liverpool Academy and was kept occupied by a number of Liverpool patrons such as George Rae and John Miller.
Several fine Pre-Raphaelite landscapes by him are in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. They share a combination of sharply rendered detail and Romanticism of mood.