DAVIDSON, Allan Douglas

1873 - 1932

Born at Fitzroy Square, London on 14 May 1873, son of Thomas Davidson [q.v.] and his wife Charlotte Douglas née McHeath. He studied at St John’s Wood School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, being awarded a silver and a bronze medal, and at Académie Julian, Paris. Figure and portrait painter and a teacher at London County Council, Central School of Arts and Crafts. He married at Hampstead in 1903, Kate Beryl Skeffington and they had a son and one daughter. In 1911, a 37 year old artist living at 9 Lyndale Avenue, Childs Hill, Hendon, London with his 30 year old wife Beryl, born Kensington and their 1 year old son Roland, born Hampstead and retained a nurse and an indoor servant. Allan exhibited two paintings at the Royal Society of British Artists 'The Mill, Walberswick' in 1902 and 'The Marsh Mill' the following year, he also exhibited at the Royal Miniature Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in 1920, from London in 1892 and from Seaholme, Walberswick, Suffolk in 1925, where he lived with his sister Winifred Agnes Van Oss (1876-1965), who was the mother of Thomas Willem Van Oss [q.v.]. Elected to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1921 and was also a member of the Langham Sketching Club and painted a miniature for the Queen's Doll's House. He died at Walberswick on 19 April 1932, aged 55. His wife Kate Beryl, born 23 November 1880, died at Bridge, Kent in 1973. There is an Allan Davidson of Wroxham who was a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1927-1929 who may be the same artist.




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