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Arthur Bowen Davies

Pacific Parnassas, Mt. Tamalpais, ca. 1905

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Arthur Bowen Davies, Pacific Parnassus, Mount Tamalpais, ca. 1905
Oil on canvas, 26 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. (66.7 x 102.2 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum Purchase, Gift of The Museum Society Auxiliary, 1993.19.1

Arthur Bowen Davies was born in Utica, New York. He developed an interest in art at the age of fifteen after he saw a traveling exhibition of American landscape paintings. Davies trained in Chicago and New York, and in 1892, he married Virginia Meriwether, one of the first female physicians in New York state. Regular trips to Europe helped him formulate his distinctive, dream-like landscapes and imaginative figure paintings, which were purchased and promoted by leading American collectors. Davies climbed Mount Tamalpais in Marin County to create drawings for this atmospheric view of Stinson Beach. He was interested in the colors of the landscape, painting the deep, inky blues of the Pacific Ocean and the warm golden hills leading to the beach below. Painting from a high vantage, Davies is able to assert the great panoramic qualities of the California landscape—using long, arcing contours, he compresses the hilltop perspective, holding the viewer high above the water.

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