David Davies, painter and one of six children, was born on 21 May 1864 at Ballarat, Victoria. He attended art classes at the Ballarat School of Mines and Industries, and from 1886 to 1890 studied at the National Gallery School. During this time he visited Streeton at the old farmhouse on the Mount Eagle estate owned by Charles Davies, who was brother to his future wife. In 1890, he travelled to Paris to study at the Academie Julian, and on 18 December 1891, married fellow student, Janet Sophia Davies. The couple returned to Australia in 1893, and briefly settled at 'Rangeworthy' in Ivanhoe. The following year, 1894, the couple moved to Templestowe, and in 1896 moved to Cheltenham. In 1897, they returned to England, and in 1908 settled in Dieppe, France. In 1932, they moved to Looe, Cornwall, where David Davies died on 26 March 1939.
The following images can be viewed as part of this collection:
Davies - A View Near Stawell, 1886
Photograph of David Davies 1905
Heidelberg School Bibliography
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
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