Philadelphia-born artist remembered for his modernist pop art, his Ashcan school artwork, and his later Hard-edge paintings. His works include Lucky Strike, Garage No. 1, and The Mellow Pad.
At the age of twenty-two, he showed several of his watercolor paintings at a famous 1913 modern art exhibition called the Armory Show.
His 1912 painting, Chinatown, depicts a gritty urban scene, thus exemplifying the Ashcan movement in art.
He was born to sculptor Helen Stuart Davis and art critic Edward Wyatt Davis.
He studied with artist Robert Henri from 1909 until 1912.