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The Art Department has 158 pen-and-ink drawings by Fannie (also Fanny) Elisabeth Waugh Davis but very little information about the artist. Davis (1871–1958) was born in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. She received a B.S. in 1891 and an M.A. in 1896 from Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University). She later married Kary Cadmus Davis. She worked mainly in pen-and-ink and pencil but did some watercolors. Her work was reproduced in Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858–1954), Cyclopedia of American Horticulture (New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1900) and various agricultural books published by J. B. Lippincott Company between 1913 and 1930. In Bailey's Cyclopedia she signed her work "Fannie" and "Fanny."
Thumbnails of the Davis images have been added to the Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute database. To locate these images in the database, search on the artist's last name. To inquire about publishing these images, please contact the Art Department.
For information about portraits of and biographical citations for the artist, see the Hunt Institute Archives Register of Botanical Biography and Iconography database.