Arthur Bowen Davies
Arthur Bowen Davies (American, 1862–1928) studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1878 and the Art Students League in New York in 1887. Davies is known for being one of the first advocates of modern art in America. He organized the famed 1913 Armory Show, which brought Cubist, Fauvist, and Futurist art to New York to be exhibited. Davies also aided Lillie P. Bliss and Alfred H. Barr Jr. with the founding of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
A prolific painter and printmaker, Davies' work transitioned over time from traditional representations of romanticism to avant-garde and modernism. Davies art depicts mythological creatures, allegorical nudes, and dream-like landscapes.
Arthur Bowen Davies died on October 24, 1928 in Florence, Italy.