Jun 3, 2024 - News

Indiana Landmarks to remember Hoosier artist Harry Davis

Cast Iron revival by Harry Davis

"Cast Iron Revival" by Harry Davis. Photo: Courtesy of Indiana Landmarks

Indiana Landmarks is celebrating the work of a late Hoosier artist who preserved the history of Indianapolis' architecture with paint and canvas.

What's happening: "The Art of Harry Davis" will be on display at the Indiana Landmarks Center from Friday through June 28.

  • Davis (1914-2006) generated a following in the Indiana art and architecture worlds for his hundreds of meticulous depictions of local landmarks.
  • After honing his skills at the Herron School of Art in the 1930s, he won the Prix de Rome fellowship in painting in 1938 and worked as a combat artist in Italy during World War II.

Zoom in: The exhibit launches Friday with a presentation from Rachel Berenson Perry, fine arts curator emerita of the Indiana State Museum, followed by a First Friday opening reception.

  • "He had these really precise images of Indianapolis buildings and other places too, like perfectly measured moments of his time and place," Perry said.

If you go: Perry's talk begins at 6pm, and tickets are $5.

  • The opening reception runs from 6-9pm.
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