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Davis, Harry L. (Harry Lee), 1949-2018



  • Existence: 1949-06-25 - 2018-02-10


Harry L. Davis, born in Wilmington, NC, was a self-taught artist who operated the Davis Studio in Wilmington. Davis was an oil painter whose use of bold bright colors and attention to detail became his trademark. Davis focused mainly on African American heritage and culture, and his paintings have included themes such as African/Tribal, Americana, Spiritual, and Boxers.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Harry Lee Davis Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-125
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Wilmington artist Harry Lee Davis (1949-2018). Included newspaper articles, correspondence, business agreements, and publicity materials documenting his career as an artist with an emphasis on local exhibition and marketing. Additionally, this collection contains limited edition prints of Davis' work.

Dates: 1984-2008