Rebecca Davenport: Curriculum Vitae


Born in Alexandria, Virginia, June 1943


Pratt Institute, New York; B.F.A. with Honors, 1970
University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.F.A. 1973


Best in Show and People’s Choice Award, Beaufort Art Association Spring Show, 2001
South Carolina Arts Association Purchase Grant, State Art Collection, 1997
Artists Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1979
Virginia Museum Grant, 1978-79
Third Gold Palette Award, Cagnes Sur Mer, France, 1977
Certificate of Distinction, Virginia Museum, 1973


2003 USC, Beaufort, SC, “Carnival Series”
2003 Charles Street Gallery, Beaufort, SC
2000 Washington Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
1998 USC, Beaufort, SC, “Rebecca Davenport: Masterworks”
1997 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997 USC, Beaufort, SC, site specific installation “Blue Room, Yellow Room”
1994 Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1991 De Andino Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
1991 Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C. “Rebecca Davenport, Master Works, 1972- 1985”
1987 Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1985 Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1983 Aberbach Fine Arts, New York, NY
1983 Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1980 Aberbach Fine Arts, New York, NY
1980 Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1979 Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1976 Pyramid Galleries, Ltd., Washington, D.C.
1974 Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
1974 Pyramid Galleries, Ltd., Washington, D.C.
1973 Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA


2003 “Hidden Treasures”, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
2001 “Beaufort Art Association Spring Show”, Beaufort, SC
1997 “In-Flux, Recent Arrivals on the South Carolina Scene”, Nations Bank Plaza, Columbia, SC
1993 “Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection”, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1992 “The Modern Spirit: Twentieth Century Figurative Art from the Watkins Collection”, Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis, MD
1991 Site-Specific Installation, De Andino Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
1990 “Washington Moscow Art Exchange”, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1990 “Art Against AIDS”, Washington, D.C.
1990 “Melancholia”, De Andino Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
1988 “Art in Embassies”, Havana, Cuba
1988 “Recent Work”, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1987 “Tough Realism”, Dimmock Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1985 “First Washington Area Show”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1985 “Art for Collectors”, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
1984 “Realism”, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
1983 “Three Approaches to Realism: Beckmann, Davenport, and Gillespie”, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
1983 “Art 14 ‘83”, International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
1983 “Southern Fictions”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1982 “IX Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain”, Paris, France
1981 “Contemporary American Realists Since 1960”, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (Traveled to Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA, and Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA)
1981 “Inside Out”, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA (Traveled to Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE)
1981 “Real, Really Real, Super Real”, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (Traveled to Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, and Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA)
1980 “Images of the ‘70s”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1978 Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1978 “X Festival International de la Peinture”, Laureat Exhibition, Cagnes Sur Mer, France
1978 “Selected 20th Century Nudes”, Harold Reed Gallery, New York, NY
1978 “Invitational Painting Exhibition”, Southern Alleghenies Museum, Loreto, PA
1978 Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
1978 “Washington Realists”, Middendorf-Lane Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1977 “Four Young Realists”, ACA Gallery, New York, NY
1977 “IX Festival International de la Peinture”, Cagnes Sur Mer, France
1976 “The Liberation: 14 American Artists”, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark (Traveled as USIA show through 1977)
1976 “Contemporary American Painters”, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Miami, FL
1976 “300 Years of American Art”, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
1973 “Virginia Artists”, Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
1973 “Seven Washington Figurative Artists”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1973 “Eleven Washington Women”, 55 Mercer Street, New York, NY
1972 “New American Realists”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, Virginia
National Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Sidney Lewis Foundation, Richmond, Virginia
State Art Museum, Columbia, South Carolina
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Watkins Collection, American University, Washington, D.C.


Great American Writers of The Twentieth Century, edited by R. Baird Shuman. 2001 Marshall Cavendish, Inc., illus. Vols. 4, 6 and 8.
“James Goode”, Art News, Rex Weil, Summer 1996, p.64.
The South, A Treasury of Art and Literature, edited by Lisa Howorth. 1992 Macmillan,
illus. p. 176.
“Rebecca Davenport at Osuna”, The Washington Post, Michael Welzenbach, July 13, 1991.
“Rebecca Davenport: Small Formats”, Washington Review, Pat Kolmer, April/May 1991, Vol. XVI, No. 6, p.27, illus, p.26.
“Rebecca Davenport at Osuna”, Art in America, Nicols Coleman, March 1984, No. 3,
p. 169, illus. p. 169.
“The Southern Muse”, Art News, Mary Lyn Kotz, February 1983, Vol. 82, No. 2,
pp.177-181, illus. p. 73.
“Seven Washington Artists”, Art News, Charlotte Moser, October 1981, Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 177-181, illus. p. 180.
“A Conversation with Thomas Hoving: A Period of Conservatism Lies Ahead in the Arts”, U.S. News and World Report, December 29, 1980/January 5, 1981, illus. p. 83.
“Solving the Mystery of the Missing Subject”, The Christian Science Monitor, Theodore Wolff, October, 1, 1980, illus.
“Washington, D.C. Rebecca Davenport”, Art in America, David Tannous, October 1979, No. 6, p. 30, illus. p. 30.
“Rebecca Davenport”, Art Voices of the South, Mary Swift, July/August 1978, Vol. 2,
No. 4, p. 43, illus. p. 43.
“Washington Letter”, Art International, Martha McWilliams Wright, April 1979, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, p. 40, illus. p.40.
“Capital Art: In Major Leagues?”, Art in America, July/August, 1978, No. 4, p. 71ff, illus.
p. 75.
“Art to the Last Detail”, The New York Times, Hilton Kramer, June 17, 1977.
”Washington DC Roundup”, Art News, Benjamin Forgey, Summer 1974, Vol. 73, No. 6, pp. 40-41, illus. p. 41.
“With Her Own Quality of Vision”, The Washington Post, Paul Richard, February, 1974, Section B, p. 7.