Marshall Bowman Davidson, American magazine editor, author.
Davidson, Marshall Bowman was born on April 26, 1907 in New York City. Son of Henry F. and Frances Aubrey (Holt) Davidson.
Bachelor of Science, Princeton, 1928.
Associate curator American wing Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1935-1947, editor publications, 1947-1961. Managing editor Horizon Books, 1961-1963. Editor Horizon magazine, 1964-1966, senior editor, from 1966.
An historic guide to France, following the country's development through these chapter titles: From Cave Dwellers to Roman Citizens ~ The Darkness of Barbarism ~ Medieval Crucible ~ French Renaissance ~ A Splendid Century ~ Twilight of the Ancient Regime ~ The Great Storm ~ Restorations of Royalty ~ A Third Republic ~ Past, Present, and Future.
Author: Life in America, 1951, The American Heritage History of Colonial Antiques, 1967, The American Heritage– History of American Antiques, 1784-1860, 1968, The American Heritage– History of Antiques, United States of America, 1865-1917, 1969, Bantam Book of Early American Furniture, 1980, The American Wing, A Guide, 1980, (with others) The History of the 20's and 30's, 1970, The American Heritage– History of Notable American Houses, 1971, A Concise History of France, 1971, The Artists' America, 1973, The Writers' America, 1973, Great Historic Places of Europe, 1974, The World in 1776, 1975, Fifty Early American Tools, 1975, The Drawing of America, 1983, 500 Years of Life in America, 1987, Treasures of the New York Public Library, 1988. Contributing author: The Romance of North America, 1958, America and Russia, 1962. Contributor: Dictionary American Biography.
Editor, commentator: A Pictorial History of Architecture in America, 2 vols., 1976, A Pictoral History of New York State, 1977. Also articles in American decorative art journals, others.
Advisory editor: American Heritage magazine. Editor: The Original Water-color Paintings of John Jay Audubon, 1966.