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Arthur B. Davies

Arthur B. Davies (USA, 1862–1928)

Born in Utica, NY in 1962, Arthur Davies sold his first sculpture — a small, detailed sailboat carved with a pocketknife — at the age of 12 for $25. After the 1913 Armory Show, Davies began to regularly cast small bronze sculptures and reliefs from wood carvings, and later from clay. These pieces were carved from life on occasion but more often from sketches. As Bennard B. Perlman notes in The Lives, Loves, and Art of Arthur B. Davies (1999), "experimentation in a three-dimensional medium was akin to his use of abstraction in painting, except that color was eliminated, allowing him to concentrate on the angular break up of shapes without the added complexity of considering hue, value, and intensity." Davies exhibited internationally, saw his work enter major public and private collections, and at the time of his death, the Metropolitan Museum of Art organized a large memorial exhibition. Today Davies’ artworks can be found in numerous public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago; National Gallery of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Minneapolis Institute of Arts.


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'Landscape with Silver Birches', New York Armory Show, Ashcan School Artist
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Estate stamp to lower right, 'A. B. Davies' for Arthur Bowen Davies (American, 1862-1928) and painted circa 1905; additionally signed verso and stamped with artist signature. Old la...
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Early 1900s Modern Arthur B. Davies

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Paper, Graphite, Watercolor

Dawn (or, Kneeling Figure)
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Dawn (or, Kneeling Figure), 1918, soft ground etching and aquatint, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Czestochowski 59, second state (of 3). In v...
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1910s Arthur B. Davies

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Etching, Aquatint

Up-Rising
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies, Up-Rising, soft ground etching and aquatint on a cream laid paper, 1919, signed in pencil lower right margin. Reference: Czestochowski 78, second state (of 3). In g...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Etching, Aquatint

Girl Running (or Woman Running)
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Girl Running (or Woman Running), drypoint, 1917, signed in pencil (twice) lower left and dated lower right. Reference: Czestochowski 44, Price 126, firs...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Drypoint

'Gorges of the Tarn', New York Armory Show, Ashcan School Artist
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
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Early 1900s Modern Arthur B. Davies

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Watercolor, Paper

Torment
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Torment, soft ground etching with aquatint and roulette, 1919-20, signed with the estate stamp lower right, and signed by the printer Frank A. Nankivell...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Etching, Aquatint

Baptism (or, Group of Ten Men – One Seated)
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Baptism (or, Group of Ten Men – One Seated), drypoint on zinc, 1917, signed in pencil , printed in black on very thin laid paper. In very good condition...
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1910s Cubist Arthur B. Davies

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Drypoint

By the Sea (aka Idyll)
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), By the Sea (aka Idyll), soft ground etching and aquatint, 1919, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Czestochowski 72, fourth state (of 5; see disc...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Etching, Aquatint

Tartessians
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Tartessians, soft ground etching with aquatint, 1919-20, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Czestochowski 96, second state (of 2), total printing ...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Etching, Aquatint

Round of Summer (aka Four Figures), First State Proof
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Round of Summer (aka Four Figures), soft ground etching, 1919, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Czestochowski 91, first state (of 3), trial proo...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Etching

Sea Maidens (or, Sunshine; Girls on the Beach)
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Sea Maidens (or, Sunshine; Girls on the Beach), soft ground etching and aquatint, 1919, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Czestochoski 79, second...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Etching, Aquatint

Amber Garden
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Amber Garden (Hand Raised, Autumn Mist), soft ground etching and aquatint, 1919, signed in pencil lower right margin. Reference: Czestochowski 73, third...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Etching, Aquatint

Against Green
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Against Green (also Three Figure Composition, Figures Against Green), soft ground etching and aquatint, 1918, signed in pencil lower right; also titled ...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Etching, Aquatint

Resurrection (aka Flying Figures; Border of the Lake)
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Resurrection (aka Flying Figures; Border of the Lake), drypoint and aquatint on zinc, 1916, signed with the estate stamp lower right. Reference: Price 2...
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1910s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Drypoint, Aquatint

Afternoon
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in New York, NY
Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), Afternoon, transfer lithograph, 1920, signed in pencil lower left. Reference: Czestochowski 188, only state, from the edition of 25 (another 300 unsigne...
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1920s American Impressionist Arthur B. Davies

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Lithograph

"Summer Clouds"
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork: Framed watercolor of mountain landscape with summer clouds. Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) Born in Utica, New York, Arthur Dav...
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20th Century Tonalist Arthur B. Davies

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Watercolor

"Mountain Landscape"
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork: Framed watercolor of a mountain landscape. Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) Born in Utica, New York, Arthur Davies gained a repu...
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20th Century Tonalist Arthur B. Davies

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Watercolor

"Cloud Study"
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork: Framed watercolor of Summer cloud study. Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) Born in Utica, New York, Arthur Davies gained a reputa...
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20th Century Tonalist Arthur B. Davies

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Watercolor

Study of an Indian Model
By Arthur B. Davies
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Unsigned Provenance: Estate of the artist James Graham & Sons, New York Exhibitions: Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts label verso, annotated "375-60 Watts"
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20th Century Arthur B. Davies

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Chalk, Pastel

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