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Arthur Bowen Davies

Arthur Bowen Davies
Artist
Gertrude Käsebier, 18 May 1852 - 13 Oct 1934
Sitter
Arthur Bowen Davies, 26 Sep 1862 - 24 Oct 1928
Date
1904
Type
Photograph
Medium
Platinum print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 20.3 × 15.2 cm (8 × 6")
Mount: 25.7 × 16.8 cm (10 1/8 × 6 5/8")
Mount (II): 25.8 × 17.8 cm (10 3/16 × 7")
Mount (III): 28.8 × 19.5 cm (11 5/16 × 7 11/16")
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Arthur Bowen Davies: Male
Arthur Bowen Davies: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Elizabeth Ann Hylton
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.2015.126
Exhibition Label
After moving to New York City in 1887, Arthur Davies became a leading art-world figure. In addition to his work as an artist, he was also an advisor and mentor to others. While serving as president of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, Davies also spearheaded the organization of the 1913 Armory Show, considered a turning point in the exhibition of modern American art. Many of his selections introduced European modernism—including works by Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso—to audiences in Chicago, Boston, and New York.
A great admirer of Davies’s work, Gertrude Käsebier photographed him in 1904, the same year that he exhibited seven paintings at the National Arts Club alongside work by other progressive artists who would soon become part of the group known as “The Eight.” Davies inscribed the photograph to his fellow “Eight” artist George Luks.
Después de radicarse en la ciudad de New York en 1887, Arthur Davies llegó a ser una importante figura en el mundo del arte. Además de artista, fue consejero y mentor de otros. Como presidente de la Association of American Painters and Sculptors, lideró la organización del Armory Show de 1913, considerado un momento crucial en la exposición de arte moderno estadounidense. Muchas de sus selecciones también hicieron conocer el modernismo europeo —incluso Marcel Duchamp y Pablo Picasso— a los públicos de Chicago, Boston y New York.
Gertrude Käsebier fue una gran admiradora del trabajo de Davies y lo fotografió en 1904, año en que el artista expuso siete pinturas en el National Arts Club junto a otros colegas progresistas que pronto formarían parte del grupo “Los Ocho”. Davies dedicó la foto a George Luks, compañero de los “Ocho”.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery