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Randall Vernon Davey (American, 1887-1964), oil on canvas painting. Post-Impressionist portrait of a man with moustache in white shirt and jacket, signed lower right Randall V. Davey and on back, Randall Davey. 23 1/2" x 19 3/8" sight, 33" x 29" framed. Circa 1915. Provenance: Estate of A. Welling LaGrone Jr., Nashville, Tenn. Purchased from Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1997. Artist bio (courtesy of Askart: Davey, an important figure in American 20th century art, left architecture school in 1907 to attend Robert Henri's School of Painting and the Art Students League in New York. He and Henri became good friends, and in 1910, traveled throughout Europe together. Davey worked as assistant instructor in Henri's summer painting classes in Spain. In 1913, Davey was one of the exhibitors at the landmark Armory Show exhibition, where modern art was introduced on a large scale to the American public. In 1915, Davey took the National Academy of Design's Second Hallgarten Prize, and won honorable mention at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Henri encouraged Davey and fellow painter/friend John Sloan to visit New Mexico, and an extended trip in 1919 resulted in Davey's deciding to settle in Santa Fe. Davey was a member of the National Academy of Design, National Association of Mural Painters, National Association of Portrait Painters, Board of Directors of Independent Artists, Taos Society of Artists, New Mexico Painters, and the Painter-Gravers Society. His work is owned by several major American art museums. Condition: Minor inpainting to background, cleaned, overall excellent condition.