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Ronald Davis papers, 1960-2017

Davis, Ronald, 1937-



Collection Information

Size: 5.7 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Ronald ("Ron") Davis measure 5.7 linear feet and date from 1960-2017. Included are biographical material; personal and professsional correspondence; writings consisting of descriptions of techniques used in painting and artist's statements; personal business records including material relating to the Ron Davis House, an architectural collaboration with Frank Gehry; photographs of Davis, his family, works of art, installation shots, and his homes and studios; artwork including sketches by Davis; and printed material consisting of catalogs, announcements, posters and newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ronald Davis (1937- ) is a painter who spent most of his creative life in Los Angeles, California.


Donated 2019 by Ronald Davis.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Ronald Davis papers, 1960-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.