CHRONOLOGY: 1944 Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota 1962-1964 University of Colorado 1964-1966 University of Minnesota 1967-1970 San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) Summer 1974 Apprentice to Berenice Abbott Lynn Davis lives and works in New York PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: Agfa Corporation, New Jersey Arnold and Porter, New York Avon, New York Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Bell and Company, New York The Buhl Collection, New York The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona Citibank, London Charles Cowles Photographic Collection, New York Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Fisher Landau Collection, New York FNAC Photography Galleries, Paris J. Paul Getty Museum, Santa Monica, California Glassman & Lorenzo, Houston Goldman Sachs, NewYork Guggenheim Museum, New York The Hallmark Photographic Collection, Kansas City, Missouri Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts International Center of Photography, New York Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City LaSalle National Bank, Chicago Ralph Lauren Collection, New York Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Museum of Modern Art, New York New Orleans Museum of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Prudential-Bache Securities Progressive Corporation, New York Reader's Digest Association, Pleasantville, New York The Saint Louis Art Museum Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York AWARDS: 2005 Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2003 Richard Crowley Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, Hudson River Heritage 1979 Creative Artist Public Service Program Grant COMMISSIONS: 2000 Residency sponsored by the Lannan Foundation to work on American project. 1999 “Indivisible” sponsored by The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. A photographic and oral history documentary about civic engagement in America. The project resulted in a book and several exhibitions. A documention project on the production and installation of Martin Puryear’s sculpture on the plaza of the J. Paul Getty Museum. An exhibition of these photographs was held at the museum in November 1999. “In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature Conservancy’s Last Great Places” sponsored by the Nature Conservancy. A photographic survey of the High Plateau of Utah. The project resulted in a book and exhibition by the same name. 1998 “Africa” sponsored by Knopf Publishing, New York. A photographic survey of African culture and monuments. Exhibitions of these photographs were held at Edwynn Houk Gallery and the Center for Creative Photography. The book, Wonders of the African World (with text by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), was published by Knopf in 1999.