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artist , Graphic designer

Paul Brooks Davis, American graphic designer, artist. Member Alliance Graphique International, Society Illustrators (Gold medal 1988), American Academy Arts (Lifetime Achievement award 1990), American Institute Graphic Arts (Lifetime Achievement award 1990), Society Publication Designers (Silver medal 1988, 89, 91).

Background

Davis, Paul Brooks was born on February 10, 1938 in Centrahoma, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Howard and Mary Susan (Brookhart) Davis.

Education

Graduate, School Visual Arts, New York City, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), School Visual Arts, New York City, 1990.

Career

Graphic designer and illustrator, Push Pin Studios, New York City, 1959-1963;free-lance artist, since 1963;art director, New York Shakespeare Festival, since 1984;president, Paul Davis Studio, New York City, since 1985;art director, Normal magazine, 1986-1990;art director, Wigwag magazine, 1988-1991. Visiting lecturer U. Colorado, 1967, Memphis State University, 1973, Memphis Academy Art, 1973. Adviser Tokyo Design School, since 1974.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Galerie Delpire, Paris, 1968, Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, 1973, Museum Modern Art, Kamekura, Japan, 1975, Museum Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan, 1976, Museum Modern Art, Gumma, Japan, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1977, Galleria Gabbiano, Rome, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York, 1978, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, 1978, 79, 82, Greengrass Gallery, New York City, 1979, 82, School Visual Arts, 1979,90, Galleria Naviglio, Milan, Portland (Oregon) Center Visual Arts, Portland State University, Visual Arts Museum, New York City, Art Center College Design, Pasadena, California, 1977, Artcurial, Paris, 1979, Center Fall Gallery, New York, 1981, Giraffics Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York, 1982, 83, 90, Museum American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, New York City, 1985, The Poster Society, New York City, 1986, Lowell Gallery New York City, 1987, Nuages Gallery, Milan, 1990, traveling retrospectives, Japan, 1987, 89-90, Tobu Ikebukuro traveling poster retrospective, Tokyo, Giraffics, East Hampton, New York, School Visual Arts retrospective. Group shows include Monocle Gallery of Political Art, New York City, 1963, United States Information Agency Graphic Arts Exhibition, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Van Bovenkamp Gallery, New York City, 1964, American Federation Arts, 1964-1965, Persona Exhibition, Tokyo, 1965, Esquire Gallery, New York City, 1966, D'Arcy Gallery, New York City, 1969, Brooklyn Museum, 1969, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Louvre, Paris, 1970-1971, Guild Hall, East Hampton, 1971, Danenberg Gallery, New York City, 1974, Galerie Depire, 1974, 82, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, 1974-1975, Lejeski Gallery, New York City, 1975, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela, 1976, Greengrass Gallery, 1977, Spectrum Gallery, New York City, 1980, 81, Taidmuseo, Finland, 1981, Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, 1982, Lowell Gallery, New York City, University Kansas traveling exhibition, Lawrence, 1987, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, Grapus, Paris, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1988, Human Rights Invitational Poster Exhibition Bicentennial, Paris, 1989, others. Represented in permanent collections Playboy Club, Chicago, Olivetti Corporation, Milan, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Museo Bogarin, Venezuela, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, Tochigi Prefectural Museum Fine Art, Japan, Museum Racing, Saratoga, New York, Exxon Corp, General Electric Company, Bolaffi Arte, Time, Incorporated, Paris Review.

      Subject of books: Paul Davis, 1976, Five Designers, 1976, Paul Davis Posters and Paintings, 1977, Artograph Northern 2, 1980, Paul Davis Faces, 1985.

Membership

Member Alliance Graphique International, Society Illustrators (Gold medal 1988), American Academy Arts (Lifetime Achievement award 1990), American Institute Graphic Arts (Lifetime Achievement award 1990), Society Publication Designers (Silver medal 1988, 89, 91).

Connections

Married Elise Hepburn, 1959. 1 child, John Philip. Married Myrna Rochelle Mushkin, August 19, 1965.

1 child, Matthew Brookhart.

father:
Howard Davis

mother:
Mary Susan (Brookhart) Davis

spouses:
Elise Hepburn

Myrna Rochelle Mushkin

children:
John Philip Davis

Matthew Brookhart Davis