Ward Davenny (b. 1951) is Professor Emeritus at Dickinson College, where he taught from 1992 through 2020. He previously held teaching positions at The University of Hawaii at Manoa and The University of Connecticut at Storrs, among other institutions. He obtained his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977, and his MFA in Printmaking/Painting from Yale University in 1982. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in university, museum and commercial gallery settings including The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Virginia Tech University, Connecticut College, Dominican University, The University of Long Island, Dickinson College, and The University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. His solo gallery exhibitions have included shows at the Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, and six solo exhibitions at The Mary Ryan Gallery in New York City. The recipient of many juried exhibition awards, Davenny has also received numerous grants, including a Mid-Atlantic Council for the Arts Fellowship Grant, and two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship Grants. His work is held in permanent collections that include The British Museum in London, The National Gallery in Washington DC., The Fogg Museum in Boston, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Honolulu Academy of Art, The Hawaii State Foundation for the Arts, The Yale University Art Gallery, The US Department of State, and the curated collection of the Cleveland Clinic, among many others.