DAVIDSON, Allan Douglas

1873 - 1932

Allan Douglas Davidson

Allan Douglas Davidson, was born at Fitzroy Square, London on 14 May 1873, son of Thomas Davidson [q.v.] and his wife Charlotte Douglas née McHeath, who married at Marylebone, London in 1871. Allan studied at St John’s Wood School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, being awarded a silver medal for painting a figure from life in 1897, and at Académie Julian in Paris. A figure and portrait painter, and a teacher at London County Council, Central School of Arts and Crafts. He married at St James's Church, West Hampstead, London on 2 July 1903, Kate Beryl Skeffington and they had a son Roland and two daughters Beryl and Marjorie. 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, London 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 Tom 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 Millcroft, Mill Road, Walberswick on 19 April 1932, aged 55. His wife Kate Beryl, who was born on 23 November 1880, died at 13 Underdown Road, Herne Bay, Kent on 24 December 1973. There is an Allan Davidson of Wroxham, Norfolk, who was a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1927-1929 and exhibited at the Wroxham Art Gallery in 1923 and 1926, who is probably the same artist. He signed his works 'Allan Davidson'.

Self portrait

Works by This Artist