Ola McNeill Davidson

American, 1884-1976 Biography

Ola McNeill Davidson was best known for her paintings of landscapes and still-lives, and was also known for her teaching of art.

Davidson was born in Brazoria County, Texas in 1884 and was raised on her family's ranch in the Texas Panhandle. Her art training began under the instruction of Evangeline Fowler at the North Texas Female College and the Kidd-Key Conservatory of Music and Art in Sherman, Texas.

Davidson spent several years living in Dallas, Texas. In 1929 she moved to Houston, Texas, where she began teaching at the Museum School of Art, Houston. Here, she studied with Emma Richardson Cherry.

Davidson died in Houston in 1976 and was buried in West Columbia, Texas.

Awards & Memberships:
Dallas Women's Forum
Houston Artists Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Southern States Art League
Texas Fine Arts Association

Exhibitions:
Annual Texas Artists Exhibition, Fort Worth
Annual Houston Artists Exhibition
Southern States Art League Annual Exhibition
Annual Exhibition of Texas Artists, Dallas Woman's Forum
National Exhibition of American Art, Rockefeller Center, New York City, New York
Greater Texas and Pan-American Exposition, Dallas
Women Artists of Texas
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, 1993

Oil on canvas
22 x 26 inches
27 ⅝ x 31 ⅝ inches framed

Provenance:
Lee Stark, niece of the artist
John E. Parkerson, Houston, Texas, 2006

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Lee Stark, niece of the artist, dated 15 June 2006