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Oral history interview with Willis "Bing" Davis, 2007 August 11

view Oral history interview with Willis "Bing" Davis, 2007 August 11 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Davis, Willis Bing, 1937-
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Ohio
Physical Description:
Transcript: 64 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 17 min.
Summary:
An interview of Willis "Bing" Davis conducted 2007 August 11, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's studio, in Dayton, Ohio.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Willis "Bing" Davis, 2007 August 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. 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.
Biography Note:
Willis "Bing" Davis (1937- ) is a metal artist and educator from Dayton, Ohio. Josephine Shea is a curator Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Decorative arts
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13628
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272706
AAA_collcode_davisw07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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