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Art history educator

John H. Davis, American art history educator. Henry Luce fellow Luce Foundation, 1987-1988, Wyeth fellow Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts, 1988-1990, Mistress Giles Whiting fellow Whiting Foundation, 1990-1991, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1997.


Davis, John H. was born on September 24, 1961 in Cleveland. Son of John H. and Nancy Joan (Byers) Davis.


AB, Cornell University, 1983. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1985. Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1986.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1991.


Research associate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991-1992;Priscilla Paine Van der Poel associate professor art history, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, since 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Landscape of Belief: Encountering the Holy Land in 19th Century American Art, 1996 (Choice Book award 1996). Co-author: American Paintings of the 19th Century: Collections of the National Gallery of Art, 1996. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Advisory board Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1995-1997. Member College Art Association, American Studies Association, Society Architectural Historians, NewEng. History Association, Association Historians of America Art, Association Historians of 19th Century Art, Archives of America Art (advisory board since 1997).


John H. Davis

Nancy Joan (Byers) Davis