Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) was a painter, lithographer, and etcher who straddled 19th-century Romantic tradition and early 20th century Modernism in the United States. Born in Utica, New York, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1878 and at the Art Students League in New York in 1887. Starting in 1900, he focused his imagery almost exclusively on a world of imaginary creatures, allegorical nudes, and dream-like landscapes. He was president of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors and selected many of the pieces for the landmark 1913 Armory Show, in which his own works were exhibited. His paintings won numerous honors, including the first Clark Prize at the Corcoran Biennial of 1916.