About the artist:
errold Davis studied at the University of California, Berkeley receiving his B.A. in 1952 and M.A. in 1953. Davis was a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley from 1954-55 and during the Summer of 1967. He also did museum lectures as part of the Ford Foundation, A.F.A. artist in residence program, Flint, Michigan in 1964. Solo Exhibitions: Instituto Brazil Estados Unidos, Rio de Janeiro, 1950; California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1958; Everett Ellin Gallery, Los Angeles, 1959; Carmen Waugh Gallery, Santiago, Chile, 1962; Rose Rabow Gallery, San Francisco, 1963; Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Mich. 1964; Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, 1964; Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, AZ. 1965; Quay Gallery, San Francisco 1967, 68; Fleischer Anhalt Gallery, Los Angeles, 1968, 70; Richmond Art Center, 1980. Selected Group Exhibitions: National Salon of Brazil, 1950; Sao Paulo International Exhibition, 1951; Three Young Americans, Oberlin College, 1958; Contemporary American Painting & Sculpture, University of Illinois, Krannert Art Museum, 1959, 61, 63; The Artist's Environment: West Coast, Amon Carter Museum, UCLA Art Galleries & The Oakland Museum, 1962-63; The 1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting & Sculpture; Winter Invitational, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1960, 61, 62, 63, 64; Denver Museum Invitational, 1963; The Collection of Sterling Holloway, U.C.L.A. Art Gallery 1964; La Jolla Invitational, 1965; Especially for Children, Los Angeles County Museum, 1965; Artist's Artists, Lytton Center, Palo Alto 1967. Awards: Bronze Medal, National Salon of Brazil, 1951; Sigmund Martin Feller Fellowship in Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1953; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1959; Winter Invitational, Legion of Honor, awards 1960, 62; A.F.A. - Ford Foundation Artists in Residence, Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Mich. 1964. Public & Private Collections: Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.; Santa Barbara Museum, Donald Bear Collection; Flint Institute of Art; The Oakland Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Bank of America World Headquarters; Mr. Harry Abrams, New York; Mrs. William Zeckendorf, New York; Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy. Literature: Paul Cummings, Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists; Who's Who in American Art; Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980; Frederick Wight, The Artist's Environment: West Coast; Contemporary American Painting & Sculpture, University of Illinois catalogs, 1959, 61, 63. Source: David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.