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Tony Privett collection of Jack Davis illustrations

Tony Privett collection of Jack Davis illustrations

Descriptive Summary

Title: Tony Privett collection of Jack Davis illustrations
Creator: Davis, Jack, 1924-2016
Inclusive Dates: 1979-1986
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 oversize_folders
Collection Number: ms3967
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Jack Davis (born 1924) is an award winning American cartoon artist and illustrator. He was a founding member of Mad Magazine and has illustrated his distinctive style of caricature on movie posters, book covers, advertisements, and comic books since 1952. His irreverent images celebrate a down-to-Earth quality of the people and animals he draws. As an avid fan of the football team for the University of Georgia, Davis has illustrated a number of images featuring the Georgia Bulldog in a multitude of situations over the years. His illustrations for the book covers of a number of Lewis Grizzard publications are a perfect fit for the Georgia writer's style. Lewis Grizzard (1946-1994) was a sports editor and columnist for the Atlanta Journal, who was nationally known as a speaker, performer, and writer who personified the culture of the American South with his relaxed and humorous style.

Scope and Content

This collection contains six original watercolor illustrations by Jack Davis, five are for Lewis Grizzard books, and one depicts Grizzard riding a Georgia Bulldog.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tony Privett collection of Jack Davis illustrations, ms3967, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Artists -- Georgia.
Cartoons (humorous images)
Football -- Georgia -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Grizzard, Lewis, 1946-1994
Illustrations (layout features)
Illustrators -- Georgia.
Watercolor painting.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Kathy Sue Loudermilk, 1979
2Billy Bob Bailey and Bulldog
3Grits Tree