Walter Davis

Associate Professor, History of Art, Design and Visual Culture

Office: 3-91B FAB
Phone: (780) 492-7875

Areas of Teaching and Research

Teaching: History and historiography of Asian art, especially that of China and Japan

Research: Late-imperial Chinese painting, prints, and calligraphy; twentieth-century Chinese and Japanese art; modern Sino-Japanese artistic exchange.


MA, University of Kansas, 1998; PhD, Ohio State University, 2008

Walter is Associate Professor in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture and East Asian Studies. He teaches the spectrum of South and East Asian art and also special topics in the art of China and Japan. His research focuses on late-imperial Chinese painting and calligraphy and twentieth-century Chinese and Japanese art and artistic exchange. Prior to coming to the University of Alberta, Walter studied and worked in China and Japan for four years, most recently as a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellow. He also taught East Asian art history at Ohio University and at Lewis & Clark College.

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