Lucile Evans

We are proud to announce a special find. An original work by Lucile Evans found in the documents and papers of Franz Bader.

20200109_130909Lucile Evans

SITE SIZE: 10 X 13.5

$400.00 UNFRAMED

Lucile Evans

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Lucile Evans (1894-1993) was a fearless, emotionally complex, and extremely talented painter and printmaker who achieved an impressive career despite the marginalization and constraints faced by female artists of her generation. Evans began her career in California. She participated in the 1939 San Francisco World’s Fair, and, in 1940, she exhibited in a group show at the Stendahl Gallery in Los Angeles that traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. While living in California in the 1940s, she was featured in a group show at the Pasadena Museum of Art alongside such luminaries as Paul Klee, Raoul Dufy, Maurice de Vlaminck and Fernand Léger, and she also participated in three group exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. After relocating to the East Coast (first New York and then D.C.) Evans’s star continued to rise. She exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in major institutions and galleries, including the Corcoran Gallery (with her work winning awards in three exhibitions there), the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Evans’s work is in the permanent collections of Howard University Art Gallery, the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, among other important museum and public collections.


Born
Ogden, Utah 1894
Deceased: Biddeford, Maine, 1993

Education
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1930
Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1932
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1940

Awards

1951 – Corcoran Art Gallery, Sixth Annual Area Exhibition, Saint’s Progress (lithograph)

1952 – Corcoran Art Gallery, Seventh Annual Area Exhibition, Unusual Spirits (painting)

1953 – Corcoran Art Gallery, Eighth Annual Area Exhibition, Underground Passage (lithograph).

1962 – National Society of Painters in Casein 8th Annual Exhibition, Wood-Warden (painting)

Museums & Public Collections

Howard University Art Gallery, Washington, DC

International Building, Washington, DC

International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1969 – Emerson Gallery, McLean, Virginia, Prints and Paintings

  • 1967 – Catholic University, Washington, DC, Selected Paintings, 1955-1967

  • 1966 – Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC, Recent Paintings

  • 1962 – Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC, Recent Paintings

  • 1960 – Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC

  • 1955 – Baltimore Museum of Art

  • 1954 – Whyte Gallery, Washington, DC

  • 1947 – Community Education Gallery, Washington, DC, Recent Paintings

  • 1945 – Bonestell Gallery, New York

  • 1944 – Little Gallery, Beverly Hills

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