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Rebecca Davenport, Painter



Rebecca Davenport, "Self-portrait," 1984, Oil on canvas, 30" x 50"

Rebecca Davenport
Born June, 1943

In the Lowcountry of South Carolina you are either a “Come Here” or a “Been Here.” It’s a blending of new and old that gracefully changes into “Belong Here.” Rebecca Davenport is one of the transplants who truly belongs here and has committed herself and her artistic endeavors to benefit Beaufort, SC.

Although born in Alexandria, Virginia and living her formative years on a farm in Fauquier County, Rebecca’s art has transported her from rural to New York City and all places in-between until she chose to belong in this colorful town by the sea.

She’s a graduate of Pratt Institute and received her MFA from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her paintings draw on her extensive knowledge of rural Appalachian life as she weaves stories of light and darkness onto her canvases.

“Painting is my speech,” says the artist. Her paintings reflect that speech in the weary faces and throwaway items that provide an alternative way of seeing things we often overlook.

Rebecca has been painting for most of her life for both private and public collections including National Museum of American Art; the Corcoran Gallery; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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