Oral Histories

Interview of Alonzo Davis

African American artist. Co-founder of the Brockman Gallery in Los Angeles.
African-American Artists of Los Angeles: Alonzo Davis
African American Artists of Los Angeles
African American History
Biographical Note:
African American artist. Co-founder of the Brockman Gallery in Los Angeles.
Mason, Karen Anne
Davis, Alonzo
Persons Present:
Davis and Mason.
Place Conducted:
Tape I: Gregory Rondos Art Gallery in Sacramento, California; Tapes II-III: Davis's apartment in Sacramento, California; Tape IV: Shingle Springs, California; Tape V: Davis's studio in Oak Park, California; Tape VI: Pacifica Hotel in Los Angeles; Tapes VII-XIII: Alamo Foundation Artists Retreat in San Antonio, Texas.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Karen Anne Mason; B.A., English, Simmons College; M.A., Art History, UCLA.
Processing of Interview:
Alex Cline, editor, edited the interview. He checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed.Davis reviewed the transcript. He verified proper names and made minor corrections.Steven J. Novak, editor, prepared the table of contents. Cline prepared the biographical summary and interview history. Lisa Magee, editorial assistant, compiled the index.
11.25 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
The interviews in the series African American Artists of Los Angeles document significant African American Artists and others in the Los Angeles metropolitan area who have worked to expand exhibition opportunities and public support for African American visual culture. The series was made possible in part by support from the UCLA Center for African American Studies, Institute of American Cultures.