Born in Utica, N.Y., Arthur Bowen Davies studied at the Chicago Academy of Design (1879-1882). Attended, briefly, the Art Institute of Chicago. Moved to New York City to study at the Art Students League. Arthur Bowen Davies became a leading figure helping to plan the 1913 Armory Show in New York that dramatically changed directions in American art. Davies was a member of The Eight-- those artists associated with the Ashcan school. But unlike the bold and heavily wrought oil paintings of Robert Henry, William Glackens and George Luks, Davies was best known for painting ethereal pastoral figural compositions in a classical vocabulary. Major museums across the U.S. own and display examples of his work.
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