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|Landscape painter, muralist and illustrator with a specialty in Alaskan
scenes dating from 1898, Leonard Davis was born in Winchendon,
Massachusetts. He also painted extensively in the national parks.|
went to New York City College and then worked as a printer and wood
finisher until 1884 when he enrolled in the Art Students League in New
York City for five years. Then he studied in Paris at Ecole des
Beaux-Arts and Academie Julian under Jean Paul Laurens, Jules Lefebvre
and Benjamin Constant.
An itinerant, he made trips to Alaska where he was a gold miner, and he focused his painting skills on scenes of Alaska.
He became a portrait painter, art teacher and lecturer on Alaska. In 1930, he settled in Tarzana, California.
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915