Lee Davis

Untitled Dark Abstract Faces Etching 1970



Etching, Aquatint, Paper


Untitled dark abstract print of faces by Texas artist, Lee Baxter Davis. Currently displayed in a light wood frame with a cream matte.

Artist Biography

Lee Baxter Davis was born in Bryan, Texas on the 20th of October in 1939. He enlisted in the regular army out of high school and served in Korea after the cease-fire with the 31st Infantry Battle Group as a medic assigned to B Company of that regiment. Afterwards, he attended college and graduated with a master’s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. His best friend in both undergraduate and graduate school was James Surls, a now internationally recognized sculptor who was also a Texan. Lee taught fine art graphics at East Texas State University (now Texas A & M Commerce) for over thirty years. He obtained the rank of full professor and was chairman of printmaking. Now retired, Davis serves St. William the Confessor Catholic Church in Greenville, Texas as a deacon, having been ordained to the Order of Permanent Deacons for over thirty years. He has been married to his college sweetheart for over 46 years and has two adult children and ten grandchildren. He works in his studio at home most evenings and afternoons. His prints and drawings have been exhibited throughout the United States and are included in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Contemporary Museum of Art in Houston, Texas, the Arkansas Museum of Fine Art in Little Rock, and the Haas Private Museum and Gallery in Munich, Germany. His work has been reviewed in such magazines as “Art Lies” and in web sites such as “Hungry Hyena" and “Art Cal.” Recently, due ultimately to the efforts of such artists as Greg Metz, Vernon Fisher, and Gary Panter, his work was exhibited at the Cue Foundation in New York City. Until recently, he was represented by the Clementine Gallery in Chelsea, lower Manhattan. In March of 2009, Mr. Davis was one of four artists representing the four major geographical areas of Texas in the Texas Biennial in Austin. Retired from teaching and without a gallery, Lee’s vocation remains that of husband, father, grandfather and Catholic deacon. He is a collector of old firearms and draws pictures, the images of which are derived from his recall of "time turning back on itself". Lee Baxter cannot remember when he first started making pictures. When he was three years old his grandfather showed him how to draw chickens. This opened the door to the possibility of art and the “picture show” of the mind, the making of such was and is his avocation.

Dimensions With Frame

H 31.375 in. x W 25.375 in. x D 1.5 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 22.5 in. x W 17 in.
Untitled Dark Abstract Faces Etching 1970
Untitled Dark Abstract Faces Etching 1970