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 Ulysses Davis  (1913 - 1990)

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Lived/Active: Georgia      Known for: naive wood carving-religious and portrait subjects

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BIOGRAPHY for Ulysses Davis
1913 (Fitzgerald, Georgia)
1990 (Savannah, Georgia)


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Ulysses Davis, an African-American carver, was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1913. He lived in Savannah for more than 40 years.  In the 1950s he converted an out building into a barbershop.  Between customers, with a pocketknife he carved pieces of wood to express his personal interpretation of history, humanity and divinity.

"Whittlin," as he called it, was for Davis, a life-long passion. "I work in time", he said "and in time I'll finish."

By the time of his death i (showing 500 of 4389 characters).

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