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Jad Davies (1909-1988) - Three 20th Century Pen Drawings, David Niven & Others

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Three mid 20th Century caricatures by the artist Jad Davies (1909-1998). Main image of David Niven, the English actor, memoirist and novelist. Inscribed ' Guy Lewis Presented Sep. Arts Club Penzance', and dated 1970. With two other sketches, both inscribed of 'E.B Alexander and Jimmy Banes'. Signed and dated. On wove.


In fine condition.


26.2 x 15cm (10.3" x 5.9")
Sheet: 29.9 x 19.8cm (11.8" x 7.8")

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From a collection of caricatures and portraits by the satirical artist Jad Davies (1909-1998).

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Artist Biography

Alexander William Davies, otherwise known as 'Jad' was born in Glamorgan, South Wales. He was a self-taught artist who retired to St. Ives, Cornwall, in 1970, only then attending St. Ives School of Painting. Davies had been a teacher of science and mathematics from 1930-35 and a then businessman until his retirement in 1960.

His life-long pastime was drawing the faces of notable personalities which they then would sign. He amassed a vast collection, many of which were reproduced in the national newspapers.

Davies was known for his 'Lightning Sketches' that captured many people that he met, either casually or from a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in the business and sporting worlds, most of whom were delighted to autograph their likeness on the spot. He exhibited widely at the RBSA, St. Ives Society of Artists, the Cartoonists' Club of Great Britain and Sutton Coldfield Art Society.

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Code pm628
Artist Jad Davies (1909-1998)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 26.2 x 15cm
Framed No
Medium Pen and Ink
Style Illustration Art
Subject Portrait
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