Hubert Davis (1902-1981). “Desplaines River.” [Wisconsin/Illinois]
New York: WPA for the Federal Art Program, ca. 1935. 14 x 18 5/8 (sheet). Lithograph. Signed and titled in pencil by the artist. With original WPA exhibition label. Old mounting tape stains in top right hand margin corner. Else, good condition.
Hubert Davis was an American lithographic artist and painter during the Great Depression. Born in Milton, Pennsylvania, Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York during the 1920s. He issued his first lithograph in 1931 which primarily depicted landscapes and figures. Davis’ lithographs were published by the New York branch of the W.P.A. - Works Progress Administration which was a federal program that provided financial aid for thousands of artists in exchange for public works. Little is known of his life and/or work following the 1930s.