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William Davis

 (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.

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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.

In 1872, he moved to Long Island and never again exhibited in New York, pos   ...  Displaying 750 of 2877 characters.

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