Arthur B. Davies (1863-1928)

"Art is nature seen through the prism of emotion."

Considered one of the greatest American painters of his time, Arthur B. Davies expressed his eccentric personality through his artwork. Spending time between Europe and Rockland County, Davies’ home, shared with his wife and children, is located on a farm in Congers. Many of Davies' pieces have deeper meaning, incorporated through his inclusion of symbols and themes. His work is highly regarded by many and is on exhibition at prestigious museums all over the United States.

Unicorns (Legend—Sea Calm)Arthur B. Davies

 Arthur B. Davies, Unicorns, 1906. Oil on canvas, 18”x40”. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Arthur B. Davies (1863-1928)