About This Exhibition

Though Edmund (Ed) L. Davison (1877-1944) inherited his father’s bank in Wichita, painting was his true avocation. After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, and later with Birger Sandzen, Davison exhibitied in major exhibitions across the country, often winning awards. When Ed’s wife Faye died in 1968, she left 10 of his paintings to the museum. This exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition of four new Davison paintings by showing them in the context of the family donation. Three of the new paintings were generously donated by George Vollmer. The fourth had long been in the possession of the McEwen family. The Museum is proud to celebrate the artistic accomplishments of this native son.

Bare trees in front of a snow covered hill with the sun shining through

Edmund L. Davison, Morning Sun (also known as Winter Morning), 1936-37. Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 40 1/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Edmund L. and Faye Davison Collection