Anniston remembers the life of local artist John Davis | News
ANNISTON, AL (WBRC)- Anniston art fans are remembering an artist whose work reflected his hometown.
John Davis died Saturday, Nov. 17, at the age of 55.
On the 15th Street mural he helped design with artist Joseph Giri, Davis is depicted in his original occupation as a foundry worker.
Davis worked in pencils and oils, depicting everyday lives of Anniston's children as well as the 1961 Freedom Riders bus burning in his artwork. He also drew most of the area's churches.
The woman whose gallery sold much of his work, Ann Welch of Nunnally's Framing, remembers Davis as a man whose art came from the heart.
"Great family man, was just the kindest, most sincere gentleman you ever want to meet. We were just very fortunate that we were able to work with him," Welch said.
Funeral services for John Davis are set for Saturday at noon at Friendship Baptist Church in Anniston.
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