Roy Davis

Art dealer Roy Davis passes away (Art Media Agency, September 17, 2014)

The New York Times has confirmed the passing of art dealer Roy Davis, aged 92. Born in 1922, Davis was a prominent member of the Art Dealers Association of America and also founded the eponymous Davis Galleries in 1952, as part of the Davis & Langdale Company.

Situated in New York, the gallery specialises in 19th- and 20th-century American Art, and British Art from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries — notably the work of Bloomsbury  artists — and vintage photography. Additionally, it focuses on artists including Gwen John, Maurice Prendergast, Charles Prendergast, Wilson Bentley, Albert York and Charles Jones.

Davis worked at a number of prestigious institutions throughout his lifetime, including the White House Fine Arts Committee; the Century Association, NY; and the Art Dealers Association of America, and Charles Jones.