Born, Middletown, New York, 1947.
Studied, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1965-1966, self-taught, 1967 to present.
Canadian citizenship, 1982.


2013 - Winner of Kingston Portrait Prize for "Basement Self Portrait"
2011 - Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.)


2011 - Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
1996 - Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York, N. Y.
1993 - Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
1990 - Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York, N. Y.
1988 - St. Francis Xavier University Art Gallery, Antigonish, N.S.
1975, '79, '82, & '86 - Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, B. C.


2015 to 2016 - Group Show "Writing Topography", Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2015 - "The First Five: Portraits from The Kingston Prize", Etheringyon art Centre, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.

2014 to 2015 - "Capture 2014: Nova Scotia Realism, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

2013 - Group show "The Kingston Prize, Canada's Portrait Competition," Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

2011 - Group show "The Kingston Prize, Canada's Portrait Competition," Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario; Galerie d'art Desjardins, Drummondville, Quebec.

2007 - Group show "The Figure: from Cubism to Post Modern," Gerold Peters Gallery, New York, New York.

2000 - Group show, "Drawings by 20th Century and Contemporary Masters", Forum Gallery, New York, New York.

1998 to 99 - Juried show, "Far and Wide," Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

1997 - Group show, "Re-presenting Representation III", Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York.

1995 - "North of the Boarder," Wiregrass Museum of Art, Alabama.

1994 - Juried show, "Far and Wide," Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

1993 to '94 - Juried show, "Nova Scotia Printmakers," Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia; Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1993 - Juried show, "2nd Sapporo International Print Biennale," Sapporo, Japan. "Landmarks" won sponsors' prize.

1990 to '92 - "New Horizons In American Realism," Flint Institute of the Arts; Flint, Michigan; Naples, Florida; Knoxville, Tennesse.

1988 - "Drawn from Life: Contemporary Interpretive Landscapes," Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

1979 - "Seventeenth Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition," Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois.

1978 - "21st National Print Exhibition," Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, New York. Print "Bottles" featured on catalog cover.


Acadia University Collection, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Stanton Armour, Lake Forest, Illinois
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
B. C. Provincial Collection, Victoria, British Columbia
Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia
Dr. Richard and Jalene Davidson, Chiago, Illinois
The Murray Collection, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Nova Scotia Art Bank Collection, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Osgoode Hall Portrait Collection, Toronto, Ontario
The Seavest Collection, New York, New York
Toronto Dominion Bank, Vancouver, B. C. and Toronto, Ontario
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia


Dault, Gary Michael. "The Stillness of Still Life," introduction to exhibition catalogue, Odon Wagner Contemporary, August, 2011.

Davis, Richard Thomas. "Asking the Right Questions About Hardboard," American Artist, June, 2003.

Henry, Gerrit. "Richard Thomas Davis: Review," ARTnews, January, 1991.

James, Terry. "Prints that Parallel Paintings," American Artist, April, 1994.

Kaufman, Jason Edward. "Richard Thomas Davis' Magnificent Realist Paintings." New York City Tribune, October 23, 1990.

Kaufman, Jason Edward. "Richard Thomas Davis: American Durer," American Arts Quarterly, Winter, 1991.

Lawrence, Robin. "Richard Davis: Review," Vanguard, Summer, 1982, and September, 1986.

Van Cleve, Emily. "Windows on Soul," Southwest Art, June, 2003.

Young, Christopher R. "New Horizons in American Realism," exhibition catalogue, Flint Institute, June, 1991.

Young, Christopher R. "Recent Work - Richard Thomas Davis," introduction to exhibition catalogue, Gerold Wunderlich & Co., October, 1996.

Zalkind, Simon. "21st National Print Exhibition," Arts magazine, February, 1979.

Zelenko, Lori Simmons. "The Perfect Finish," American Artist, August, 1991.