Men’s Club, Harlem, New York, Nicholas Davis, 1970


Oil on canvas painting measures 22″ x 28″ unframed, and 23.5″ x 29.5″ framed.

Painting is signed lower left and there is the artist’s card attached to reverse with Jamaica, NY address crossed out, and Kew Gardens address handwritten.

Dated 9/70 with original price of $225.  Rare work-his paintings have sold for over 6K.

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Biography from J. Gold Fine Art – Private Dealer

Nicholas Davis (1937-1983)

Nicholas Davis was born in New York City in 1937.  He studied at the Arts Students League, and in Mexico City.  He was included in the 1969 Exhibition of 100 Afro-American Artists at the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum.  That exhibition included the works of Henry Ossawa Turner, Romare Bearden, Hale Woodruff, Edward Bannister, as well as the then 32 year old Davis.  He later had a one man show, at Gallery 62 in New York.  He was exhibited at the Studio Museum of Harlem in its 1969 exhibition “Harlem Artists”.  His work is in the collection of the Newark Museum.  He was a member of the Long Island Black Artists Association and maintained a studio in Jamaica Queens in the early 1970’s.  Nicholas Davis died in 1983.

Davis is listed in Who Was Who in American Art and Cederholm’s Afro American Artists.