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Faith Howard Davis

Faith Howard Davis

(1915-1967)
American
Born: Chicago, IL, USA

Born in Chicago and a graduate of the Buffalo Seminary and Sarah Lawrence college (‘1937),

Exhibits and awards include Carl Bredemeirer Gallery, NYC(1939) Albright Art Gallery Western New York Exhibition (annually, beginning 1939) in which she won First Prize in 1945, 1946, and 1949; The Junior Leage Rooms with Bob Blair, Syd Jennings, Toni Sisti, and Harriet Graff, The Pateran, Toni Sisti Gallery with Cecilia Evans Taylor and Martha Vissert'Hooft, Canisius College (1sh Prize) with George Palmer, Larry Griffiths, Grace McKendry, and Bob Freeland.Kimball Hall with Mary Wright and Taddy Dann, and the Office of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

The artist taught sculpture at Sarah Lawrence college, the Dalton School in NYC, the studio of Mrs Seymore Knox on Oakland Place in Buffalo, The Art institute of Buffalo with Robert Blair, and water color classes at Buffalo's YMCA, originated the Amherst Art Society, served as President of the Buffalo Society of Artists, and initiated the Visual Art program at Nichols School, a private boy's school in Buffalo, An award for student of Art is given annually in her name

Faith Davis also designed stage sets including Figaro (1953) and La Boheme (1954) for the New York City Opera Company at Kleinhans Music Hall, The Grand Island playhouse, and Studio Theatre on Hoyt Street.

Davis was also an art critic for the Buffalo News and guest speaker for television and radio, local art societies, and educational institutions.

She died unexpectedly in 1967, Her work remains in private collections throughout the US and as part of the Burchfield Penney collection in Buffalo, NY. Her family holds a small retrospective collection.

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Photo: Kurt Roesch with Faith Howard Davis '37, 1937 from http://archives.slc.edu/exhibits/making_faces/13.php