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Artist Biography ~ Davis Perkins

Davis Perkins at work in his studio.


University of Oregon, Bachelor’s Degree,
Fine Arts, 1978

Pacific Northwest School of Art, Portland, Oregon, 1974-75

Permanent Collections

Smithsonian Institution

Alaska State Museum

U.S. Air Force Art Collection, Pentagon

U.S. Forest Service

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum


National Park Foundation  
University of Alaska  
U.S. Department of the Interior  
University of Oregon  

Individual Exhibits
Schoonmaker Art Alliance, Sausalito, CA, 1991-1995
William Lester Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1995
Maxmillian Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1994
Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., 1983
Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska, 1981
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1981

Group Exhibits
Marin County "Open Studios," 2002 - 2007
Marin Arts Council, "Landscapes," 2002
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA, 1988, 1990-1993
Mill Valley Art Festival, Mill Valley, CA, 1987-1993
Marinscapes, Larkspur, CA, 1989-1993
National Park Academy of the Arts; "Top 100"; National museum tour, 1988, 1990-1992
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, "California Landscapes," 1990
The Artists Magazine, Wildlife Publishing Finalist, National Tour, 1990
Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "The Modern Landscape," 1989

Art from the Parks; F and W Publishers, Rachel Wolf, 2000
Jumping Fire, Harcourt, Murray Taylor, 2000
Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Christmas Card, 2000
U.S. Art Magazine; Editorial, January 2000
The Artists Magazine; Editorial, April 1990
Alaska Journal; History and the Arts of the North, "Smokejumper Artist: The Work of Davis Perkins", Vol. 16, 1986
Alaska Flying Magazine, Cover illustration, September 1984
Pictorial History of Smokejumping, Cover illustration, Histories Pub. Co. , Stan Cohen
National Wildlife Magazine, Illustrated Article, "What Makes Smokejumpers Jump?" June 1983