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biography and curriculum vitae

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

AWARDS

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 - Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2011 - Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1996 - Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY
  • 1993 - Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1990 - Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY
  • 1988 - St. Francis Xavier University Art Gallery, Antigonish, NS
  • 1975, 79, 82, & 86 - Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 - Juried show, "Figurativas 2019," MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain. Painting Kindling and Mirrors receives Honourable Mention
  • 2015 to 2016 - "Writing Topography," Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 2015 - "The First Five: Portraits from The Kingston Prize," Etherington 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 - "The Kingston Prize, Canadas Portrait Competition," Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2011 - "The Kingston Prize, Canadas Portrait Competition," Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario; Galerie dart Desjardins, Drummondville, Quebec
  • 2007 - "The Figure: from Cubism to Post Modern," Gerold Peters Gallery, New York, New York
  • 2000 - "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 - "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 1994 - 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 1992 - "New Horizons In American Realism," Flint Institute of the Arts; Flint, Michigan; Naples, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 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

COLLECTIONS

  • 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, Chicago, 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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 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
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