Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art
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John Davis earned his A.B. from Cornell University and M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.
When not serving as Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Development, John Davis offers courses covering the history of art and architecture in the United States, from the seventeenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. He is the author or co-author of four books and museum catalogues, as well as several dozen articles and essays. His most recent book (co-authored with Sarah Burns) is American Art to 1900: A Documentary History (2009). Current research interests include American exceptionalism, American artistic connections to Les Vingt and the landscapes of Kenyon Cox.