Approved biography for A. Leaman Davis
(Courtesy of Christian Peterson)
A. Leaman Davis was a professional photographer in Portland, Oregon from 1910 to 1914. By the 1930s, he was living in San Diego, where, according to public court records, he had a few minor run-ins with the law. Davis was a member of the Photographic Society of America and the San Diego Camera Club.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has a single photograph by Davis—a landscape—is a bromoil print, a multi-step process that allows considerable manipulation of the image and yields pictures with a soft, granular look. Though no information has been found indicating that Davis exhibited in photographic salons, this particular print was presented at many camera clubs throughout the country. Labels on the back of its mount attest to it being shown in San Diego, Hollywood, San Jose, Omaha, Chicago, Akron, and the Iowa cities of Fort Dodge and Sioux City.
Christian A. Peterson Pictorial Photography at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Christian A. Peterson: Privately printed, 2012)
This biography is courtesy and copyright of Christian Peterson and is included here with permission.
Date last updated: 1 June 2013.
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