Theodore (Ted) Davis
Born in 1908, Louis Theodore (Ted) Davis began his study of art at the Cooper Union Institute. During the 1930s, he was a student of John J. Newman and following service in World War II, he used the GI Bill to study art in New York City. In the early 1950s he was a student of Hans Hoffman. From 1948 to 1992 he maintained studios in Manhattan and Monhegan Island, Maine.
Davis’s work was exhibited in the Annual Exhibitions at the National Society of Painters in Casein, where he won three awards including Patrons Prize (1957), Twentieth Biennial International Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum (1959), and the 29th Annual Mid-year Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art (1964). His work was featured in a one-man show at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine in 1997, and is illustrated in Monhegan: The Artists’ Island (1997).
Davis’s paintings are held in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME; Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME; Olin Arts Center at Bates College, Lewiston, ME and the Monhegan Museum, Monhegan Island, ME.