He subsequently lived and worked in Chicago, where he was affiliated with several arts institutions including the Palette and Chisel Club. Davis exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1924 and at the Chicago Galleries Association in 1930, winning prizes in both shows. During the 1920s and 1930s Stark Davis's illustrations appeared on covers of the Ladies' Home Journal, and in numerous advertisements, and from 1927 to 1929, Davis's artistic and colorful "Bird Series" of ads for Lincoln automobiles ran in popular magazines such as Country Life and Home and Garden. A typical ad would feature a Lincoln sedan or coupe in the foreground, with a peacock, a wide-eyed red bird of paradise, or a condor dramatically filling the background or framing the scene. During his time in Chicago, Davis would make trips to Santa Barbara, California, and subsequently relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked at the Disney Animation Studios and exhibited at the Ainslie Gallery in 1936.
By 1947, Davis had retired from painting and was living in Morro Bay, a seaside town on California's Central Coast. Stark Davis passed away in Marin County, California, in 1950. Exh: Thurber Gallery (Chicago), 1923; AIC, 1924 (prize); Palette & Chisel Club (Chicago), 1926-30; Ainslie Gallery (LA), 1936. Book References for Stark Davis. Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor) The Artists Bluebook 34,000 North American Artists to March 2005 479 No.
2005 Davenport, Ray Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition 2421 No. 1990 Falk, Peter Hastings (Editor) The Annual Exhibition Record of the Art Institute of Chicago. 1986 Opitz, Glenn B (editor) Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers 1081 No. 1985 Dawdy, Doris Artists of the American West: Three Volumes A Biographical Dictionary 1184 No.
1982 Opitz, Glenn Dictionary of American Artists 372 No. 1935 Mallett, Daniel Trowbridge Mallet's Index of Artists: International-Biographical Two Volumes: Includes 1940 Index 1130. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "vintagerotty" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.