Larry J. Davis, a native Iowan, grew up along the Mississippi River. After attaining a BA in Fine Art at the University of Iowa he completed a four-year tour with the USAF in England before returning to the Midwest to begin his professional arts career. In 1986 Davis moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he took a position at what is now Florida State College at Jacksonville, serving as both a full time Professor of Art and for many years as art department coordinator. During this time he finished Masters Degree studies at Jacksonville University while also pursuing an active artistic output and exhibition schedule. His 2010 retirement from academia saw a long awaited return to full time studio activity. Three of Larry Davis's works were included in the "Making Marks- Jacksonville Creates" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida. The 2012 relocation of DavisStudio to Knoxville, IL was an opportunity to reunite with the Midwest culture and landscapethat has long been inspiring to the artist.