Charles Harold Davis
|Charles Harold Davis|
January 7, 1856|
Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||August 5, 1933(aged 77)|
|Known for||Landscape art, Painting|
He was born at Amesbury, Massachusetts. A pupil of the schools of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, he was sent to Paris in 1880. Having studied at the Académie Julian under Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger, he went to Barbizon and painted much in the forest of Fontainebleau under the traditions of the men of thirty.
In 1890, Davis returned to the U.S., settling in Mystic, Connecticut. He shifted to Impressionism in his style, and took up the cloudscapes for which he became best-known. He eventually became a leading figure in the art colony that had developed in Mystic, and founded the Mystic Art Association in 1913.
He is represented by important works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; the Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
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- Extensive biography from 1995 Magazine Antiques
- Bnet biography
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Davis, Charles Howard". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 866.
- Twelve exhibition catalogs available as a full-text PDF from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries
-  Nov 15, 2015 New York Times article on a retrospective of his work at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.