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Aurora Arc / LL "Leonard M. Davis"

Identifier: Art Survey No. 5

Scope and Contents

Ultramarine-blue landscape and sky with brushy white double aurora arcing across the sky.


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Biographical sketch

Davis was an American landscape artist, who painted extensively in Canada, Alaska and the west coast. He left hundreds of paintings at the American Museum of Natural History and it took the Museum many years to return the majority of them, to his heirs. Davis was born in Winchendon, Mass. and died in Tarzana, Calif.


1 Object : painting : oil on canvas ; 24 x 36 inches

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Davis, Leonard, 1929.

Related Materials

Negative #312366,312367.

General Note

Alberta, Canada.

General Note

See curatorial files for artist correspondence.

General Note

Created by palette knife.

General Note

Condition: Dirty, warped (0).

General Note

Exhibitions note: 4/16/1928 - 5/12/1928"Mystic North". AMNH.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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