Oral history interview with Gene Davis, 1981 April 23
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985
Pennington, Estill Curtis
Place of publication, production, or execution:
District of Columbia
Transcript: 43 pages
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 26 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Gene Davis conducted 1981 April 23, by Estill Curtis Pennington, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home.
Davis speaks of his early career as a pulp writer and his subsequent painting activities including outdoor works, installations and micro-paintings.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gene Davis, 1981 April 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available online.
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.
Gene Davis (1920-1985) was a painter from Washington, D.C.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001