(1829 - 1920)
William Moore Davis was active/lived in New York. William Davis is known for still life, landscape, marine and genre painting, drawing, teaching.
Biography William Davis
Born in Setauket, New York William Davis was a painter of trompe l'oeil
still life, genre, and landscapes and was primarily self taught.
He trained as a boat builder in Port Jefferson, Long Island.
Davis achieved national recognition in 1962 for three paintings based on the Civil War. The Neglected Picture,
a trompe l'oeil image of President Jefferson Davis in a frame behind
broken glass brought him great fame. The painting was widely
reproduced in print and postcard form. In 1868, Davis exhibited
still-life paintings at the National Academy of Design. From
1863-1871, he exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association.
1872, he moved to Long Island and never again exhibited in New York,
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