Charles Harold Davis
French Landscape, 1888
Oil on Canvas
Permanent Collection 2013.02.02
Davis was an American landscape painter. He began his art career painting in an impressionist style, but shifted to cloudscpes which he is best known for. Studied at the schools of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in the US and in Paris in 1880. He also studied under Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger at the Acadmie Julian.
He was a member of the National Academy of Design, in 1906, and received many awards including a silver medal at the Paris Exhibition in 1889. He is represented by important works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; the Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.