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http://www.bingdavis.com/

 

Willis "Bing" Davis was born in Greer, South Carolina but grew

up in Dayton, Ohio where he lives today. He attended DePauw

University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1959. He

attended the School of the Dayton Art Institute and received

his M.Ed in 1967 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Davis

also pursued graduate study at Indiana State University from

1975–1976. His career as an educator includes: teaching in the

Dayton Public School System; Teaching at DePauw and Miami

Universities; and twenty years at Central State University in

Wilberforce, Ohio. While at CSU, Mr. Davis was also chair of the

Art Department and Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural and

Performing Arts Center. He has also served as an artist-in-

residence for the School of Educationat the University of Dayton,

andvisiting scholar at Wright State University. He is currently

President of the Board of Directors of the National Conference

of Artists.

 

Davis' record as an artist and a curator is equally illustrious,

including exhibitions at Studio Museum of Harlem, American

Craft Museum, Renwick Gallery, Maryland Institute College of

Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Anacostia Museum,

National Museum of Art of Senegal West Africa, U.S. Embassy

Accra, Ghana, and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (Museum

of Applied Arts), Frankfurt, Germany. He participated in the

recent Stop Asking: We Exsist exhibition of African-American

craft at the Societyfor Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburg,

Pennsylvania and curated the popular and groundbreaking

exhibition, Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy

of African American Craft Art, which toured the United States

in the mid 1990's.

 

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http://www.bingdavis.com/

 

Willis "Bing" Davis was born in Greer, South Carolina but grew

up in Dayton, Ohio where he lives today. He attended DePauw

University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1959. He

attended the School of the Dayton Art Institute and received

his M.Ed in 1967 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Davis

also pursued graduate study at Indiana State University from

1975–1976. His career as an educator includes: teaching in the

Dayton Public School System; Teaching at DePauw and Miami

Universities; and twenty years at Central State University in

Wilberforce, Ohio. While at CSU, Mr. Davis was also chair of the

Art Department and Director of the Paul Robeson Cultural and

Performing Arts Center. He has also served as an artist-in-

residence for the School of Educationat the University of Dayton,

andvisiting scholar at Wright State University. He is currently

President of the Board of Directors of the National Conference

of Artists.

 

Davis' record as an artist and a curator is equally illustrious,

including exhibitions at Studio Museum of Harlem, American

Craft Museum, Renwick Gallery, Maryland Institute College of

Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Anacostia Museum,

National Museum of Art of Senegal West Africa, U.S. Embassy

Accra, Ghana, and Museum fur Angewandte Kunst (Museum

of Applied Arts), Frankfurt, Germany. He participated in the

recent Stop Asking: We Exsist exhibition of African-American

craft at the Societyfor Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburg,

Pennsylvania and curated the popular and groundbreaking

exhibition, Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy

of African American Craft Art, which toured the United States

in the mid 1990's.

 

bings-art_images_09.gif

 

 

Mr. Fitzwater,

 

 

I am aware of Mr. Davis' work and am glad to hear that somebody appreciates his body of work as much as I.

 

Mr. Menker

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