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William Davis

William Davis Painting - At Hale. Lancashire by William Davis

At Hale. Lancashire

 Painting - Old Farm Shed Near Birkdale by William Davis

Old Farm Shed Near Birkdale

William Davis (1812–1873) was an Irish artist, and part of a group of Liverpool based artists who were influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite style of painting.

He was born in Dublin, received his artistic education there and begun his career as a portrait painter. He moved to Liverpool in 1842 and began to exhibit in the Liverpool Academy. In 1851 he started to exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Originally painting still lives in 1853 he began producing landscapes. His work was admired by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown, through which he was asked to join the Hogarth club.

See also

List of Pre-Raphaelite paintings - including the work of William Davis.
William Lindsay Windus
Daniel Alexander Williamson
James Campbell
John Lee

"Davis, William (1812-1873)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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