Davey, Randall, 1887-1964

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Randall Davey was a Santa Fe artist. He married Isabel Holt, the daughter of John Caldwell Holt and Kate Gilbert Holt, and the sister of Kate H. Cullum.

From the description of Randall Davey collection, 1869-1985 (bulk, 1900-1985). (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37288608

Watercolorist; Santa Fe, New Mexico.

From the description of Randall Davey papers, 1900-1974 and [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122389520

Randall Davey, a Santa Fe artist, is known for his vibrant racetrack scenes and sensitive portraits of female nudes. In 1908 he left Cornell University where he was studying architecture and became a student of Robert Henri. In 1919 Davey and John Sloan traveled from New York City to Santa Fe. Davey settled in Santa Fe, but he developed into a generalized impressionist rather than a painter of Southwestern themes. Davey combined a teaching career with painting for exhibitions and private clients.

Davey's Santa Fe home is an historic building. When he died in 1964 he left his home to his widowed sister-in-law, Kate H. Cullum. She opened a gallery and diligently promoted Randall Davey's work. When she died the Upper Canyon Road house and some oil paintings were left to the National Audubon Society.

From the guide to the Randall Davey Collection, 1869-1985, (Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Davey, Randall, 1887-1964. Randall Davey : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico). Museum of Fine Arts vertical file of New Mexican artists, 1917-[ongoing]. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf DAVEY, RANDALL. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Reich, Sheldon. Sheldon Reich collection, 1955-1973. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Robert Henri papers, 1857-1958, 1886-1929 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-. [Randall Davey] [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Davey, Randall, 1887-1964 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf John Herron Art Institute. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sheldon Reich Collection, 1955-1973 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Brauner, Olaf M., 1869-1947. Olaf Brauner letters, 1895-1938 [microform]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ferargil Galleries. Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ferargill Galleries records, circa 1900-1963 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Davey, Randall, 1887-1964. Randall Davey collection, 1869-1985 (bulk, 1900-1985). Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Montross Gallery. Montross Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1908-1926. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Milch Gallery. Milch Gallery records, 1911-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Davey, Randall, 1887-1964. Randall Davey papers, 1900-1974 and [undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Whitney Studio Club. Whitney Studio Club exhibition catalogs and announcements, [undated] and 1916-1930. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ferargil Galleries. Ferargil Galleries records, circa 1900-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. Robert Henri papers, 1857-1958 (bulk 1886-1929). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Randall Davey Collection, 1869-1985 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf John Herron Art Institute. Wilbur D. Peat correspondence, 1929-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Davey, Randall : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico). Museum of Fine Arts exhibition vertical file, 1917-[ongoing]. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Macbeth Gallery. Macbeth Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1892-1921. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. Robert Henri papers, 1857-1958 (bulk 1886-1929) Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Brauner, Olaf M., 1869-1947. person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Cullum, Kate H. person
associatedWith Cullum, Kate H. person
associatedWith Davey, Isabel H. person
associatedWith Davey, Isabel H. person
associatedWith Ferargil Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. person
associatedWith John Herron Art Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Macbeth Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Milch Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Montross Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Randall Davey Committee, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Reich, Sheldon person
associatedWith Reich, Sheldon. person
associatedWith Whitney Studio Club. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Southwestern States
New Mexico--Santa Fe
Santa Fe (N.M.)
New Mexico--Santa Fe
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Painters--New Mexico--Santa Fe
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Art, American
Painters
Painting--Technique
Watercolorists
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Birth 1887

Death 1964

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