Stanley Simmons, 1976, watercolor, signed l/l,
15" x 11" sight, 24" x 19.5" frame.
About the Painting: Excellent condition. Ready to hang.
About the Artist: Davidson was an artist who worked in murals, watercolors
Born in Springfield (Feb 24, 1908) moved to Boston and attended Boston Latin School and studied at the Boston Museum School of Art, The Fogg Museum at Harvard and L'Ecole des Beaux Artes. He also studied law at Northeastern University.and sculpture. He exhibited his works in New York galleries, the Berkshire Museum, the Worchester Museum, Amherst College and others.
He was apponted a member of the Massachusetts Art Commission by Gov. John Volpe in 1961. During his tenure, Mr. Davidson was responsible for collecting and displaying all the portraits of former governors at the State House.
Davidson lectured in New England and wrote several articles on art and art appreciation.. He designed play sets at the South Shore Playhouse in Cohasset, was an active meember of the American Watercolor Society, the American Artists' Professional League, the Allied Artists of America, the Salmagundi Club of New York, the Rockport Art Association and the North Shore Art Association. He died April 19, 1988.
Provenence: Collection of Lucian A. Geraci, Rockport, MA.
Note: This painting is signed and titled verso, and a photocopy of the artist's obituary from the Boston Globe is included. The title, written in the hand of the artist, reads "Stanley Simmons, Author." We believe the sitter was the successful Broadway costume designer. Simmons was assistant to the costume designer for Six Characters in Search of an Author, possibly explaining the 'author' reference following the sitter's name.