Ken Davies was born December, 1925 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, studied at The Massachusetts School of Art in Boston and received a B.F.A. from the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1950. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from The New England School of Law, Boston, MA. Ken is Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut.
His paintings appear in many museums, corporate and private collections across the country. Among them are; the Asheville Museum of Fine Art, Berkshire Museum, Brandywine River Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Wadsworth Athenaeum, White House Historical Association and The Manoogian Collection. Also, American Express, Austin Nichols Distilling Co., General Mills, and International Harvester, Inc.,
Ken designed three United States Postage Stamps commemorating Pharmacy, and centennial anniversaries of the American Chemical Society and the Metropolitan Opera.
He is the author of two books; Painting Sharp Focus Still Life (1975) and Ken Davies, Artist at Work, (1978). Published in the United States and Canada by Watson-Guptill Publications and in Great Britain by Pitman Publishing.
He resides with his wife, Maryann Doughan Davies, in Madison, CT.