Harold Davis was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. When he was five years old, his parents gave him a box camera and he fell in love with photography. Later, he became interested in painting, and studied figurative and abstract painting at the Art Students League, Bennington College, and elsewhere.
Rejecting the law career picked out for him by his parents, Davis opened a studio in New York, where he was part of the art scene in the 1980s,...
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