ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY

1915           Born Faith Louise Howard on July 29 in Chicago, IL

1925           Moves to Buffalo, NY, attends Elmwood Franklin School

1933           Graduates from Buffalo Seminary, Annual Art Prize winner

 

1937           Graduates from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY with a  BA in Art

1939–66     Accepted annually into AAG Western New York Show

1938           Joins the art faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and the Dalton School in New York City      

                   Draws artwork for Sarah Lawrence Magazine

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Sarah Lawrence College

1939          Initiates classes painting for Mrs. Seymore Knox at her studio on Oakland Place, Buffalo                 

1939           Exhibits at the Carl Bredemeirer Gallery

                   Accepted into the Albright Art Gallery Western New York Exhibition

1940          Begins teaching at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy / Albright Art School

1941           Marries Charles S. Davis Jr. of Buffalo, NY

 

1943           Son, Howard C. Davis, born

 

1945           Wins first prize in 11th Annual AAG Western New York Exhibition

 

1946           Wins Alexander Reed Award, first prize for sculpture in12th Annual AAG Western

                       New York Exhibition (entry: THE SISTERS)

     

1947           Exhibits granite sculpture, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and SMALL BOY SITTING                                IN A CHAIR at the Junior League Rooms                  

                   Exhibits PINK LADY at Albright Art Gallery             

                   Exhibits at Kleinhans Music Hall

 

1948           Joins teaching faculty of the Art Institute of Buffalo with Robert Blair, teaches stone cutting                                and wood carving                     

                   Exhibits at Junior League Rooms in two one-woman shows             

                   Joins and exhibits with Patteran Art Society

 

1949           Wins first prize for sculpture in AAG Western New York Exhibition             

                   Designs and executes major artwork for the new Grand Island Playhouse             

                   Exhibits with Robert Blair, Sydney Jennings, Jimmy Vullo, Toni Sisti and Harriott Graff at

                        Junior League Rooms      

     

1950           Daughter, Margo Davis, born             

                   Co-Chairs Patteran Exhibition at AAG             

                   Exhibits CITYSCAPE at Patteran

 

1953           Designs FIGARO sets for New York City Opera at Kleinhans Music Hall ("...drawing sharp                                 applause for their treatment." – Kenneth Gill, Buffalo Evening News)

 

1954           Designs LA BOHEME sets for New York City Opera at Kleinhans Music Hall ("...thrifty and                                descriptive sets." – Kenneth Gill, Buffalo Evening News)

1955           President of Patteran

                   (Still instructing at Art Institute)           

                   Reviews/critiques commercially I..E.: Contemporary American Group: Ratthler, Knaths,                                  Martin Hartley for Buffalo News             

                   Wins James Carey Evans Memorial prize for Watercolor at AAG Westenn

                       New York Exhibition

     

1959           Exhibits at Toni Sisti Gallery with Peach (Cecelia Evans) Taylor, Martha Vissert’hooft        

                       and Beth Nablo  

                   Exhibits at the studio of the late Art Kowalski in his memory, returning to her

                       sparkling watercolors      

                   President of Buffalo Art Society with Walter Prochownik and Ed Ahrens                              

                   Initiates painting classes at Northeast YMCA             

                   Begins Amherst Art society 

1960           Initiates the Art Program at Nichols School in chemistry lab as a “sports” elective           

                      (later, passes established program to Otis Leslie)

 

1961           Exhibits watercolors with bronzes by Peach Taylor at Coffee Encore             

                   Wins second prize for watercolor at first annual Religious Art Festival             

                   Exhibits Amherst Artist Society Exhibit of watercolors at Studio Theatre

 

1962           Creates, designs and paints sets for THE REAR OF THE BUS, an original play                                               by Roger Squire at Studio Theatre on Hoyt Street, Kay Kingdon Director,                                                   Blossom Cohan, Promotions             

                   Wins prize for painting in first Liturgical Art Exhibit at Canisius College                      

                       with George Palmer, Larry Griffiths, Grace McHendry, and Bob Freeland.

                   Studies with Jimmy Kuo1920-–1995, who has a major influence on her style

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James (Jimmy) K.Y. Kuo
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1963           Guest speaker for television, radio interview shows, local art societies and other                                            art associations           

                   Diagnosed with late onset diabetes               

                   Exhibits at Park School Kimble Gallery with Mary Wright and Taddy Dann

 

1965           Artwork chosen to hang in Robert F. Kennedy’s New York City office

 

1966           Exhibits HORIZON with Jimmy Vullo, Walter Prochownik, Seymore Drumlewitch,              

                       David Dyviniak, Harriett Greff and the Koenigs

 

1967           May, dies unexpectedly