Randall Davey (1887 - 1964)
Born in East Orange, New Jersey, Randall Davey became an influential figure in early 20th century art including the art community of Santa Fe. He was a painter of portraits, still lifes, nude figures, and horse racing, especially scenes of polo matches.
Following studies in the architecture program at Cornell University from 1905 to 1907, Davey then left for New York City there he attended the New YorkSchool of Art,where he studied with Robert Henri. He and Henri became good friends and in 1910 the two traveled together throughout Europe.
In 1913 Davey was one of the exhibitors at the landmark Armory Show exhibition, where modern art was introduced on a large scale to the American public. In 1915 Davey was awarded the National Academy of Design's Second Hallgarten Prize, and won honorable mention at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.