David Davies (1864-1939) Australia

Biographical Information

Born at Ballarat in 1863, David Davies studied extensively in Australia at the Ballarat School and the National Gallery School, Melbourne, and with Jean Paul Laurens in Paris.

After three years in France, he returned to Australia in 1893, living at Templestowe, where he began his famous moonrise series.

At this time he was closely associated with the Heidelberg School. His taste for dim light was rather unusual and he did not share the interest of other Australian impressionist artists in brilliant light and sharply defined shadows.

He returned to Europe in 1897 living in Dieppe for the next 42 years, where he died in 1939.

Exhibited at the Old and New Salon, the Royal Academy, New England Art Club and the Carnegie Institute.

His work is represented in several state and provincial galleries. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

The Season of Storm, Stress and Toil 18,95 (Evening Templestowe)
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The Season of Storm, Stress and Toil 18,95 (Evening Templestowe)
Oil on canvas laid down on board, 121 x 158 cm
Australian British, New Zealand & European Historical Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings6148A$420,000 N/A
Works on Paper10363A$17,250 A$3,631

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