Artist Tree is a series that highlights people and places who have made extraordinary contributions to the art world and to art history.
This week: David Brion Davis.
Art historian, author and writer David Brions Davis is one of the most popular and influential artists in the United States, making a name for himself with his short fiction, paintings and short stories.
A New York Times bestselling author and an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Davis is also the author of The Man in the High Castle, an acclaimed historical drama about an American slave revolt.
A founding member of the African-American Arts Foundation, he’s been credited with having helped to spark the emergence of black artists, including the jazz musician Bob Marley.
He died in 2018 at the age of 88.
His work was often used to illustrate and support the Black Lives Matter movement.
But his most popular work is a story of an African-Americans struggle to live up to their ideals and achieve justice.
“What the world needs right now is a new art world,” Davis told The Wall St. Journal.
“That’s what Art in the Public Interest is about.
A new art scene where we can all take part in creating something meaningful, new and innovative that inspires people.
That’s what we’re going to do.”
The Wall Street Magazine is an editorial partner of The Wall Journal.
The author of several best-selling books, including The Man Who Knew Too Much: The Secret Life of Walter Cronkite and The American Dream: The Making of an American Icon, Davis said he’s a lifelong artist and an art historian.
“I have no doubt that art history has benefited tremendously from the history of the artist, and the artists and the movements that have flourished through the years,” he said.
“But I believe art in the public interest has benefited greatly from art history and art history in general.”
Davis, who grew up in a middle-class family in East Texas, began studying art in his early 20s.
He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and was awarded a BFA in print design.
He earned his master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1979.
Davis has written extensively on black culture, the African American experience in America, art history, culture and race.
In The Man In the High Cage, he explores the life of an influential African American artist and his relationship to the history and future of African American art.
“It was an amazing experience,” Davis said.
“I came to the university to become a teacher, and when I was a teacher I found myself in the middle of an extraordinary story, and I was captivated by the story.
I had never been more immersed in a story and I had not yet come to terms with the magnitude of the experience.
It was like being taken by a wave of life.”
He said that it was at the same time a time when art history had become a “very controversial topic” and he wanted to “get to the heart of what’s going on.”
Davis said that he felt compelled to tell the story in an essay form because it’s the story of the artists he loved and the history that he wants to write about.
He said he has worked to make sure that people understand the impact that his work has had on the world.
“The truth is that art historians have a difficult job,” he told The Journal.
“”Art historians do a great job.
But the world is moving forward in a time where we’re seeing the greatest numbers of artists and we’re not seeing as many people engaged in the art and art culture as we used to be.
And the people who are engaged in art, the people whose work we’ve studied and studied and loved and admired and admired, are not doing that.
We have to take a hard look at the ways we’re managing the art that we are making, and we need to figure out how to make the art in a way that can make a difference in the lives of those people.
“Art in the Community is a national initiative of the Art Foundation.