Selected Biography

Public Collections

Leenaars/Friend collection

University of Tampa, Tampa,FL
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota FL

Ringing Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Foley and Lardner Collection
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
First Florida Bank, Tampa, FL
Holland & Knight, Tampa, FL
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

City of Tampa, FL, Art in Public Places
Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
City of Orlando,FL, Art in Public Places
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Lorretto, PA

Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL
Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL
Raymond James Collection, Tampa, FL

Wellington Management Company, LLP
Howard Tullman Collection
The Citadelle Art Foundation


Florida Arts Council Individual Fellowship,1999-2000, 1994-95, 1988-89

Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship '99
Miami-Dade C. C., Individual Grant for Printing, Topaz Editions, 1993

SAF/NEA Fellowship in Painting and Works on Paper, 1992





Finemark National Bank & Trust, Group show. Naples, FL

Butler Museum Of Art, Youngstown, Ohio, national competition 1st prize

H and D Studio, Naples Fl 4 person popup show
Red Raven, Lancaster, PA 2 person show
Quidley & Co. Gallery, Naples, FL

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, 3 Person Show, Sarasota FL

Clayton Gallery, Lynn Davison: Paint Slinger, Tampa, FL

Clayton Gallery, Small works show, Tampa, Fl


Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Small Works Show, Sarasota, FL

Lee County Alliance for the Arts, one person show, Ft. Myers, Fl
Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio


Observation-Reference-Gesture: Contemporary Painting Ringling School of Art, Sarasota

Clayton Gallery, Small works show, Tampa, FL
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art,small works show, Sarasota FL

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Small works group show, Sarasota, FL

Cathy Clayton Gallery, Small works group show, Tampa, FL


Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, one person show, Sarasota, FL
Alan Avery Art Company, one person show, Atlanta, GA
Florida Masters, Museum of Florida Art, Deland Fl

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competetion Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Sarasota FL two person show

Books and Books, “Family Ties” Coral Gables, FL

Mennello Museum Orlando, Fl

Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown, Ohio


Naples Museum of Art, one person Naples,FL

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL two person show
Klaudia Marr Gallery, Realism Now, Santa Fe, NM
Riverside Community College, Landis Art Center, On the Edge Riverside, CA


Boca Raton Museum, state wide competition, Best of Show, Boca Raton FL


Klaudia Marr Gallery, Realism Now, Santa Fe, NM

Cathy Clayton Gallery, Tampa, FL one person show

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL one person

Macon Museum of Art and Science, Macon GA


Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, Ga, one person show
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, one person show Sarasota, Fl

Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio


Trinity Gallery, group show, Atlanta, GA
25th Anniversary Exhibition of Florida Fellowships - traveling


Stetson University, Deland, FL one person show

Florida Stage. Palm Beach, FL one person show

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta GA 10th Anniversary Show


25th Anniversary Exhibition of Florida Art Fellowships - traveling

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL one person show

Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH national competition - award


Crealde' School of Art, Winter Park, FL one person show

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL one person show

2001 Wood Street Gallery, one Person Show, Chicago, Ill

Boca Raton Museum, 50th All Florida Invitational, Boca Raton Fl

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta,GA two person show
Fellowship Traveling Show - Von Liebeg Center, Naples FL, Lowe Museum, Miami FL, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

Other Selected One Person Shows

Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, ILL. 2001

Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2001

Clayton Gallery, Tampa, Fl 2000

Florida Theater, Palm Beach, Fl 1998

University of Tampa,  Tampa, Fl 1994

Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, Fl 1995

Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fl 1992

 Selected Group Shows

Boca Raton Museum 50th All Florida Invitational, Boca Raton, Fl 2001

Ringling Museum Bienniel, Sarasota, Fl 2000

Tallahassee Museum, Tallahassee, Fl. 2000

Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, Fl 1998, 1997, 1993, 1992

Dramatic Realism - the New Baroque Southern Alleghenies Museum, Loretto,  PA. 1997

City of Orlando, Fl. ‘Monoprints’ 1998

Ringling Museum, ‘Is Art Alive?’ 1997

Georgia Museum, Athens GA. 1997

Allan Stone Gallery, NY, NY. 1996

Alternative Museum, National Competition NY, NY 1996

Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Fl 1995, 1992

Figuratively Speaking’  Condeso/Lawler Gallery NY, NY. 1994

Selected Bibliography 


 Blurred Lines  insider Artist Profile, by Lauren Amalia Redding , photos - Anna Nguyen  Gulfshore Life  Art & Design Oct. 2021


Body of work by Nancy Stetson  Florida Weekly  July 1, 2020


New Works inspire  by Marty Fugate The Observer  Sarasota, Fl  3/13/2019

Arts Advocates  - Art at The Van Wezel  by Nanette Crist Sarasota Herald Tribune 1/13/2019

Minding the Body with Lynn Davison by Philp Lederer SRQ 3/01/2019


In the Beginning - Creatives Talk About Their Start  by Nancy Stetson  Florida Weekly 1/03/2018


Artists Capture Reality With Unflinching Observation in Ringling Show by Marty Fugate  Sarasota  Herald Tribune


In Your Face Sarasota Visual Art by Marty Fugate

The Two Best SW Florida Artists You’ve Never Heard Of by Janice Paine  GulfShore Life  2/25/16


Topping of a Body of Work by Lennie Bennett  Atlanta Journal Constitution  10/12/2006


Davison’s Art Is An Odd, Compelling, Utterly Wonderful Experience  by Jerry Cullum  Atlanta Journal Constitution 9/ 25/2005


Georgia Review, cover & Pictorial, University of Georgia Press  fall 2003


The Human Zoo by Marty Fugate Sarasota Arts Review

Balancing Acts: Figurative Paintings By Lynn Davison  by Philip E. Bishop Crealde School of Art  Orlando Sentinel  Orlando, Fl  June 2002

Lynn Davison Takes Risks With Work  by Pam Sumner Longboat Observer 2/2002 


A Twist of Fate: The Paintings of Lynn Davison by Kevin Costello  Pelican Press  Sarasota, Fl

To Sleep Perchance to Dream  by Adrienne M. Golub  Weekly Planet, Tampa, Fl  Oct. 2000


New American Paintings  Spring 1999


New American Paintings. Summer 1995


Georgia Review  Cover & Feature Pictorial  University of Georgia Press  Spring 1992


Lynn Davison: Paintings  by Helen L. Kohen  Miami Herald, Miami, FL  9/1991

A Visit to the Paintings of Lynn Davison  by Robert Sindelir catalog Miami-Dade Community College. Miami, Fl  1991


Lynn Davison  by Cris Hassold   Edison Community College  Atlanta Art Papers, Atlanta, GA  Sept. Oct. 1989


Georgia Review  Cover and Feature Pictorial, University Of Georgia Press  winter  1987