Category davis

2007 $10,000

Ulysses Davis1913-1990

High Museum of Art
Atlanta, GA

$10,000 toward The Treasures of Ulysses Davis, an exhibition on the sculptor with accompanying catalogue, organized by museum curator Susan Crawley and director Michael Shapiro. Born in Fizgerald, Georgia, Davis learned metalworking from his father, a blacksmith, and began carving wood when he was eleven. After working for the railroad, he became a Savannah barber and carved stately and whimsical wood figures, furniture pieces, and reliefs out of shipyard lumber, blocks donated by his friends, and wood he bought at lumbaryards, sometimes implementing barber tools to add textural details.

Total: $10,000