End of Summer, c.1935-1943
24” x 19”
The Brooklyn College Library Collection
Hubert Davis studied with the renowned painters Fernand Léger in Paris and Thomas Hart Benton in New York. His work was widely exhibited in his own time, and he associated with artists such as Reginald Marsh and Edward Hopper. Davis illustrated his friend Theodore Dreiser’s book An American Tragedy; he also produced numerous illustrations for magazines and newspapers; and he wrote original plays for which he designed the costumes. Although he used color in a bold and expressive way in his oil paintings, the prints Davis created for the WPA were often sober or even melancholic.