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Davis, Frederick W.

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role Dealer/Gallery Collector
dates ca. 1880-1961
city Mexico City
other citiesChicago, IL;
countryMexico
gender M
historical notes Davis operated an antiquities and folk art shop in Mexico City.

Davis was an early collector and dealer in pre-Columbian and Mexican folk art and his shop was a place where Mexican Modern artists who were interested in pre-Columbian and folk art, often met.

He exhibited work by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and Rufino Tamayo; others who came to the shop included Miguel Covarrubias and Jean Charlot. Davis also displayed work by Americans including George Biddle, Caroline Durieux, and William Spratling.

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1950-1960
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