Davidson, Jo

Davidson, Jo

Davidson, Jo, 1883-1952, American sculptor, b. New York City. He studied at the Art Students League and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He is known especially for his portrait busts, which display vigorous modeling and psychological insight. Davidson made likenesses of some of the leading figures of the 20th cent., including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, and Albert Einstein. His autobiography, Between Sittings, was published in 1951.

Davidson is a Scottish patronymic surname, and is also a corresponding Clan, it means "son of David". There are alternate spellings called septs, including those common in the British Isles and Scandinavia: Davidsen, Davisson, Davison, Daveson, Davidsson. It is also common as a French, Portuguese, Czech, and Jewish surname. While the given name comes from the Hebrew "David", meaning beloved, Davidson is rarely used as a masculine given name or nickname. Davidson may refer to:










Given name

Fictional characters

  • Dr. Ben Davidson, fictional character on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, portrayed by actor Mark Derwin.
  • PC Andy Davidson, fictional character on the BBC science fiction series Torchwood, portrayed by actor Tom Price.


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