Arthur B. Davies
As important as A. B. Davies is to art history, a member of the Ash Can School, as well as organizer and exhibitor at the legendary 1913 Armory Show, I have never found the artist easy to like. And this is in spite of his totally agreeable last name… no relation of which I am aware. Nevertheless, this very simple, poetic watercolor that my father purchased in 1966 from Ken Lux, the very first dealer that we connected with, has always appealed to me on a quiet, contemplative level. It is one of those visual images that does not stand out or scream at you and whose appeal you can’t even explain; it’s just there, and you should enjoy it as such.