Davis Galleries was established in 1952 by Roy Davis, who remained a principal with the company until his death in the late summer of 2014. It functioned as Davis Galleries from 1952 until 1973, as Davis & Long Company (with Meredith Long) from 1973 until 1980, and as Davis & Langdale Company from 1980.
The old Davis Galleries logo
Housed in an 1870s brownstone in Manhattan, Davis & Langdale Company deals in American art of the 19th and 20th centuries; British art of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries; vintage photography; and contemporary art. Areas of particular specialization include Bloomsbury and modern British art; and the artists Gwen John, Maurice Prendergast, Charles Prendergast, Wilson Bentley, and Charles Jones.
Sketch by David Levine for a show at Davis Galleries
Many of the artists who would create A Realist View in 1961 knew Roy Davis from their time at Temple University's Tyler Art School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and most if not all of the 11 from the show exhibited art at Davis Galleries in the years preceding the show. While most of them associated with other galleries later in their careers, Aaron Shikler still maintains his affiliation with Davis & Langdale and continues to exhibit his artwork there on a regular basis.
Davis & Langdale Company is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and ArtNet. For more information on Davis & Langdale, you can check out their Website, at www.davisandlangdale.com.