Harry A. Davis, Jr. (1914-2006), born in Hillsboro, Indiana, matriculated at Herron in 1933 and earned a B.F.A. in 1938. That year he won the Prix de Rome in painting, allowing him to study and paint in Europe and North Africa 1938-1940. He was artist-in-residence at Beloit College 1941-1942, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a combat artist in Italy during World War Two. After the war he joined the faculty of Herron. He married Herron alumna Lois Peterson in 1948. He retired from the faculty in 1983.