The Artists

David Davies

David Davies
La Trobe Australian Manuscripts Collection
State Library of Victoria

David Davies, painter and one of six children, was born on 21 May 1864 at Ballarat, Victoria. He attended art classes at the Ballarat School of Mines and Industries, and from 1886 to 1890 studied at the National Gallery School. During this time he visited Streeton at the old farmhouse on the Mount Eagle estate owned by Charles Davies, who was brother to his future wife. In 1890, he travelled to Paris to study at the Academie Julian, and on 18 December 1891, married fellow student, Janet Sophia Davies. The couple returned to Australia in 1893, and briefly settled at 'Rangeworthy' in Ivanhoe. The following year, 1894, the couple moved to Templestowe, and in 1896 moved to Cheltenham. In 1897, they returned to England, and in 1908 settled in Dieppe, France. In 1932, they moved to Looe, Cornwall, where David Davies died on 26 March 1939.

The following images can be viewed as part of this collection:

David Davies - A View Near Stawell, 1886
David Davies - Study of Male Nude, c. 1887
David Davies - A Hot Day, 1888
David Davies - From a Distant Land, 1889
David Davies - Under the Burden and Heat of the Day, 1890
David Davies - Moonrise, 1894
David Davies - The Season of Storm, Stress and Toil, 1895
David Davies - Evening Templestowe, 1897
David Davies - Seascape (Hayle Bar, Cornwall)
David Davies - Cornish Village at Sunset, c. 1902
David Davies - St. Ives Bay, Cornwall, 1904
David Davies - Chateau at Dieppe, 1924
David Davies - Cottages Near Dieppe, 1925

Photograph of David Davies 1905

David Davies Biography

David Davies Bibliography

Heidelberg School Bibliography

Heidelberg School Background

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Left: Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
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