The Greatest


Over the course of his 77 years, Savannah barber Ulysses Davis carved hundreds of wood sculptures, including this extraordinary series of 40 American presidents (presented here on an 11" x 52" removable poster).

Ulysses Davis (1913–1990) was a self-taught sculptor. Best known for his carvings of historical figures, he made wood carvings with self-fashioned tools, displaying them in a makeshift gallery at his Ulysses Barber Shop in Savannah, GA. His work was featured in “Black Folk Art in America,” a traveling exhibition organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1982, and he received a Georgia Governor’s Award in the Arts in 1986.