Theodore Peter Davies Biography

Theodore Peter Davies




Theodore (Ted) Peter Davies, painter, printmaker and photographer, was born on October 9, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the School of Modern Photography in New York in 1952 and at the Art Students’ League with Harry Sternberg and George Grosz between 1957 and 1960. In 1958 he was named the John Sloan merit scholar.

Davies exhibited at the Atlantic City Annual Art Exhibition in 1959, awarded First Prize Graphics; Print Club of Philadelphia; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Boston Printmakers in 1959, awarded Honorable Mention; Art Students’ League; and the State University of New York at Albany. He was a life member of the Art Students’ League of New York, Boston Printmakers, Print Club of Philadelphia, and the Print Council of America.

The Scott Paper Company commissioned Davies to produce a series of six woodcuts showing the process of papermaking and he also produced a series of woodcuts depicting the New York financial district. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, the Art Students’ League and the Queens Museum.

Ted Davies passed away on January 7, 1993 in Sag Harbor, New York.