Oral history interview with Gene Davis

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.davis81
Creators:
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985
Pennington, Estill Curtis
Dates:
1981 April 23
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
43 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Gene Davis conducted 1981 April 23, by Estill Curtis Pennington, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home.
Scope and Contents
Davis speaks of his early career as a pulp writer and his subsequent painting activities including outdoor works, installations and micro-paintings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a painter from Washington, D.C.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available online.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 26 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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