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Painter and teacher, born in Liverpool, which was the focus of his career. Studied at Liverpool School of Art, 1946–51, with Arthur Ballard and Martin Bell. Davies was a prominent exhibitor in the Liverpool Academy in the 1950s, often showing taut, gritty pictures of the city. He painted a notable portrait of the local Member of Parliament Mrs Bessie Braddock, and Davies’ portrait of his first wife, the novelist Beryl Bainbridge, is in the collection of Manchester City Art Gallery. Davies also showed Arts Council, AIA, public galleries in Salford and Newcastle upon Tyne and had several one-man shows including Piccadilly Gallery, and Coombs Contemporary, 1997. Davies remarried and settled in Australia.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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