Happy Birthday Arthur Davies!! Born in 1862, today we look at another totally contrasting artist to yesterday’s Rothko. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Design, Art Institute of Chicago, and Art Students League. Although a member of The Eight or The Ash Can School, Davies’ work is quite contrasting to the others in the group. His work is very traditional painting, but he was impressed with the “moderns” of Europe so helped put together the Armory Show of 1913. He worked to gain recognition for artists of all media and persuasion, not just those who adhered to strict guidelines set up by the Salon. His paintings are peaceful outdoor settings with dreamlike qualities. Serene figures grace the canvas, such as in the one below titled: Nymphs in a Landscape.