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 and his wife Charlotte Douglas née McHeath (1851-15 June 1930), who married at St Marylebone, London on 6 July 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 (23 November 1880-24 December 1973) 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 at the Royal Academy also showing 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 Oil 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. 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. Allan Douglas Davidson died at Millcroft, Mill Road, Walberswick on 19 April 1932, aged 55. His wife Kate Beryl, died at 13 Underdown Road, Herne Bay, Kent in 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 the same artist. He signed his works 'Allan Davidson'.
Self portrait

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 42a Gloucester Road, Regent's Park, London
1898 A Friendly Relation
from 34 Lithas Road, Finchley Road, London
1904 The Black Hat
         The Nut-brown Maid
1905 261 Lady Godiva
1906 313 'My lady lights a sombre day'
1908 768 A Syren
from 9 Lyndale Avenue, Child's Hill, Northwest London
1915 970 The Bather
         889 Molly
from Langham Chambers, All Souls Place, London W1
1919 521 In the Studio
         538 By the Cool Stream
from 7 New Court, Carey Street, London WC 2
1920 419 The Sunny Bank
         497 By the Still Water
         569 The Siesta
1924 463 The Little Model
from Walberswick, Suffolk
1926 479 A London Bye-street
1928 550 The Forest Pool
1929 486 Stolen Fruit
1931 101 Victor MacClure
         588 On the Shelf

Works by This Artist