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 Davenport Griffen  (1894 - 1986)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: mod genre, townscape, graphics

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DAVENPORT GRIFFEN
BORN: October 5, 1894 Millbrook, NY
DIED: April 1986 San Rafael, CA
MARRIED: Yes (deceased 4/1/1970)

DAVENPORT GRIFFEN TRAINING
1913 Oakwood Seminary, Union Springs, New York
1914-1915 Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
1915-1918 B.S. Civil Engineering, Iowa State University
1919-1920, 1923 Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, cartooning and evenings
1923-1926 Graduated, 1927-1928 Graduate atelier, Art Institute of Chicago with John Warner Norton and George Oberteuffer
1925 Cedarburg, Wisconsin with George Oberteuffer (summer)
1927-1928 Graduate atelier, Art Institute of Chicago
1928 Alexandra Exter in Paris

DAVENPORT GRIFFEN RESIDENCES
1894-1915 Milbrook and Clifton Springs, New York
1918-1923 Iowa
1923-1933 Chicago
1930 St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
1933-1944 Algonquin, Illinois
1944-1970 San Francisco area
1970-1986 Rohnert Park, California

DAVENPORT GRIFFEN HONORS
1925, 1927 Frederick Magnus Brand Memorial Composition Prize, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1925 Class Honorable Mentions, Advanced Life and History of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1926 American Traveling Scholarship, Art Institute of Chicago
1927 William O. Goodman First Prize, Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League
1927 Class Honorable Mention, Lithography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1927 Faculty Honorable Mention, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1928 John Quincy Adams Traveling Scholarship, Art Institute of Chicago
1928 Robert Rice Jenkins Prize, Art Institute, Chicago & Vicinity
1929 Honorable Mention, Art Institute of Chicago, International Woodcuts and Lithographs
1929 Mr. & Mrs. Augustus S. Peabody Prize, Art Institute of Chicago, American Annual
1929 Honorable Mention, South Side Art Association annual
1929 Chicago Womans Aid Prize, Art Institute, Chicago & Vicinity
1930 Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Logan First Medal, Art Institute, Chicago & Vicinity
1930 Purchase Prize, Chicago Galleries Association
1931 Silver Medal, Chicago Society of Artists annual
1931 Purchase Prize, Chicago Galleries Association

DAVENPORT GRIFFEN GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress 1933, 1934
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress Exhibition of Prints 1933
Carnegie Institute 1929, 1930, 1933
Corcoran Gallery of Art biennial 1932
Illinois Club Artists of Chicago & Vicinity 1929
Increase Robinson Studio Gallery, Chicago 1930
Increase Robinson Studio Gallery, Chicago, Invitational 1931
Increase Robinsons Studio Gallery, Chicago, artists invited to submit decoration themes for A Century of Progress Worlds Fair 1933
Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts 1930, 1932
Salon d'Automne, Paris 1928
St. Louis Art Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art 1932

DAVENPORT GRIFFEN ONE, TWO OR THREE MAN EXHIBITIONS
1929 Chicago Womans Aid Society
1931 Montross Gallery, New York, painting of the Virgin Islands
1931 Increase Robinson Studio Gallery, Chicago, Lithographs and Drawings of Virgin Islands
1931 Art Institute of Chicago, east wing series
1932 Illinois Wesleyan University
1936 National Home Show, Chicago Coliseum
1936 Montross Gallery, New York
1946 Davenport Municipal Art Gallery

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