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Thomas Davidson, 1863-1903

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1863
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Date of Death: 1903
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Identity:

Thomas Davidson, Jr, was a Glasgow artist, and a pipe manufacturer.

Life:

Davidson, who was active exhibiting between 1880 and 1890, was a painter in oil and water colour. He exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. He was a lay member of Glasgow Art Club, admitted on 28 February 1888, and resigned on 31 October 1898, at which time he was living at 3 Spring Gardens, Glasgow. In 1891 he was amongst those Glasgow artists who appended his signature to a list of names of those who wished to see Whistler's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) bought by the city (#12326).

Bibliography:

Records of Glasgow Art Club; Johnson, J., and A. Greutzner, The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; McEwan, Peter J. M., Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Woodbridge, 1994.