The Artist’s Wife

Mountain Shadows displays 5 decades of James G. Davis’s paintings of his wife

Mountain Shadows resort presents “Muse: Lost in Thought” on display Nov. 6 to Dec. 31 at The Gallery. The show features portraits of his wife, Mary Anne Davis, and major works by American artist James G. Davis (1931-2016).

Mary Anne Davis was the artist’s muse for more than 50 years. Her physical beauty and likeness were the source of inspiration for many of Davis’ most celebrated paintings. This show displays the Mary Anne portrait series and highlights the artist’s style of portraying, his observations of the world around him, which evokes a sense of provocativeness and beauty in every aspect.

Davis was also a professor at The University of Arizona. He retired in 1990 to devote his full time to his painting and exhibition schedule. His paintings are in many museum collections around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

This is the second show by Davis at The Gallery at Mountain Shadows, after receiving rave reviews from the first exhibition. Mary Anne Davis will be in attendance for the opening reception on Nov. 15.


“Muse: Lost in Thought”
The Mary Anne Portraits and major works by James G. Davis.

Nov. 6 – Dec. 31

Opening reception- Nov. 15, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Gallery at Mountain Shadows, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley

For more information, visit mountainshadows.com.

 

More in Culture

Recent Stories

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Celebrates Wright’s 152nd Birthday

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Celebrates Wright’s 152nd Birthday

Foundation invites community to explore Taliesin West with first-ever Discovery Day

Phoenix Art Museum Presents Agnes Pelton

Phoenix Art Museum Presents Agnes Pelton

The show sheds light on Pelton’s artistic contribution to American modernism

ASU Women and Philanthropy Grant Luncheon

ASU Women and Philanthropy Grant Luncheon

Each of three programs receive approximately $100,000

Parties of Note: The Farm

Parties of Note: The Farm

60 Phoenix Symphony supporters gather for end-of-season fundraiser

Back to Top