Allan Douglas Davidson

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Allan Douglas Davidson, R.B.A., R.O.I., R.M.S. (1873–1932) was an English painter who predominantly worked in oils and specialized in female nudes.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Allan Davidson was born in London on 14 May 1873. His father was the historical painter Thomas Davidson (1842–1919).[2] Allan studied art at the Royal Academy Schools in London, where he won a medal and the Armitage Prize,[clarification needed] he also studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. He was elected to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1921 and was also a member of the Langham Sketching Club. He painted a small work for Queen Mary's Dolls' House.[1]

He lived the majority of his life in London before retiring to Walberswick in Suffolk. He died on 19 April 1932.[1]


He exhibited prolifically at all the major London exhibitions including 20 works at the Royal Academy between 1905-1931.


  1. ^ a b c Waters, Grant M. (1975). Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950. 1. Eastbourne, Australia: Eastbourne Fine Art Publications. ISBN 0-902010-05-0. 
  2. ^ Suffolk Painters: DAVIDSON, Thomas

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