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Marshall Bowman Davidson

Marshall Bowman Davidson, American magazine editor, author.

Background

  • Davidson, Marshall Bowman was born on April 26, 1907 in New York City. Son of Henry F. and Frances Aubrey (Holt) Davidson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Princeton, 1928.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • The Horizon Concise History of France
    • 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.
    • The American Wing: A Guide
    • The collections of American art in the Metropolitan Museum are the most comprehensive and representative to be found anywhere.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth H. Bradbury, August 20, 1935 (deceased 1979).
    • father: Henry F. Davidson
    • mother: Frances Aubrey (Holt) Davidson
    • spouse: Ruth H. Bradbury
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    Born April 26, 1907
    Died August 8, 1990
    (aged 83)
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    • 1928
      Princeton
    • 1935 - 1947
      Associate, curator American wing Metropolitan Museum Art
    • 1947 - 1961
      Associate, curator American wing Metropolitan Museum Art
    • 1961 - 1963
      managing editor Horizon Books