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Marilyn Davidson, American artist, designer. Fellowship Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ford Foundation, Ucross Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts.


Davidson, Marilyn was born on December 1, 1944 in New York City. Daughter of Sydney Irving and Miriam (Einhorn) Davidson.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1973. Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1978.


Owner Design in Silver and Gold, Syracuse, New York, 1973—1984. Faculty member Syracuse University School of Art, 1983—1984. Decorative arts designer various corporations, 1984—1989.

Owner Entre Nous Designs, 1989—1993. Decorative arts designer Hold-It Accessories, New York City, 1994—1995. Senior designer Liz Claiborne, Inc., 1995—1996.

Marketing, design and product development Donna Karan, American Museum Natural History, Whitney Museum, 1996—1997. Vice president Hampton Forge. Director licensing and product development The Jewish Museum, New York City, 1998—2005.

Principal, owner Davidson Design & Development, since 1998. Principal product brands Nambe, Cambridge Silversmiths, Bernardaud, Yahazaki, Ginkgo, Oggetti. Consultant Pulos Design Associates, Syracuse, 1978.

Adjunct faculty Syracuse University School Art, 1981-1983, Chautauqua Institution, School Art, Penland School Art. Guest artist Loughborough College Art and Design, Leicestershire, Brighton Polytechnic College Art and Design, City of London Polytechnic, Sir John Cass School Art, London, Leeds Polytechnic, School Art, Camberwell School Art, London. Correspondent Metalsmith Magazine, London.

President Davidson Design & Development, since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Everson Museum Art, 1979, Robert Elkon Gallery, New York City, 1983, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, 1984, Paula Allen Gallery, New York City, 1986, Hudson Gallery, New York City, 1986-1987, Katzen-Brown Gallery, New York, 1986-1989, Städische Galerie Regensburg, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institute, West Germany, 1989, Sandy Carson Gallery, 1995. Represented in public collections Metropolitan Museum of Art, Twentieth Century Department, Victoria and Albert Mus, Everson Museum, Herbert F. Johnson Museum Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Featured magazines, journals in field.


Married Philip Barry Stone, Oct.16, 1988. 1 child, Lisa Brayman Opel.

Sydney Irving Davidson

Miriam (Einhorn) Davidson

Philip Barry Stone

Lisa Brayman Opel Davidson