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Wayne Davis Whimsical Sporting Watercolor, 1963


Wayne Davis (1904-1988)
Whimsical Sporting Watercolor, 1963


Excellent executed watercolor. Very appealing subject matter with superior artistic execution. Locust Valley, NY 1963. Listed artist. Price value for Davis have suddenly skyrocketed for his most recent sales.

Size: 11x15"


Birth place: Oak Park, IL

Addresses: Pelham, NY; Putnam, CT in 1976

Profession: Painter, illustrator, designer, etcher, teacher

Studied: Art Student League, New York; with Joseph Pennell & R. N. McLeod; Columbia Univ.; New York Univ., State NY cert. art teacher.

Exhibited: One-man shows, Kennedy Galleries, 1967, Country Art Galleries, 1969 & Hunter Gallery, Aspen, CO, 1969; Grand Central Gallery, New York, 1969; Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 1969; Country Art Gallery, Locust Valley, NY, 1970s. Awards: First in watercolor for the Lobster Weir, Stony Brook Mus., NY, 1968; first in oil for The Salmon Run, Oper Democracy, Locust Valley, 1971.

Member: Nassau Art League.

Work: NYPL; Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC; First Nat. City Bank New York; Kennedy Galleries, New York; Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA; Country Art Gallery, Locust Valley, NY; plus others. Commissions: Mural of skiing, Vail, CO, commissioned by Vernon Taylor, Denver, 1968; Stairway murals of Brooklyn Bridge area, First Nat. City Bank New York, 53rd St. Branch, 1969.

Comments: Specialty: aviation and skiing subjects; tempera paintings of Western landscape. Preferred media: tempera, watercolors, oils. Positions: art director & staff artist, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., Bethpage, NY, 1941-1953. Publications: illustrator, Fortune & Liberty, 1943, Vanity Fair, 1944 & Sportman Pilot, 1945; author, Pathway to expression" (color film), privately published, 1966. Teaching: art instructor, Hit Sch. Art, Locust Valley, 1953-1963; instructor of watercolor, Great Neck H.S., NY, 1954-.