Francis Davison

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Francis Davison (1919–1984) was a British visual artist and painter. His later work, starting shortly after his marriage to Margaret Mellis in 1948, is characterised by the use of collage: coloured printed paper layered and mounted on board.[1] Davison remained in relative obscurity until finding recognition in the late 1970s and early 80s.[2][1] He died in 1984.


  1. ^ a b Tate. "Francis Davison: Brilliant Black, 1982". Tate. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. ^ Julian Spalding. "Francis Davison". Retrieved 5 October 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Davison, Francis, Hayward Gallery, and Arts Council of Great Britain. Francis Davison: Paper Collages: 10 February to 17 April 1983, Hayward Gallery, London. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1983. Print. ISBN 0728703521.
  • Davison, Francis, Lewis, Adrian, and Goldmark Gallery. Francis Davison, 1919–1984 / Essay by Adrian Lewis. Uppingham: Goldmark Gallery, 2010. Print. ISBN 9781870507639.
  • Lambirth, Andrew. Francis Davison. Catalogue. London: Antique Collectors Club Limited, 2013. ISBN 1908326441
  • Lambirth, Andrew. Francis Davison - Collages. Catalogue. London: Redfern Gallery, 2017. ISBN 978-0-948460-70-8
  • Spalding, Julian. Francis Davison, by Andrew Lambirth. The Spectator. 9666 (2013): p. 50. Print. Journal ISSN: 0038-6952