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Paul Evans

Paul Evans

Paul Evans. FromĀ Modern Americana: Studio Furniture From High Craft to High Glam (2008) by Julie Iovine and Todd Merrill.

Early Training

Paul Evans was born in 1931 in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He attended various institutions, finishing at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where he studied sculpture, metalworking, and silversmithing.

Artistic Style and Professional Legacy

In 1955, Evans settled in New Hope, Pennsylvania, a vibrant artists community supported by wealthy New Yorkers who passed through on their way to and from Manhattan. Using his welding skills, jewelry design experience, and metallurgical knowledge, Evans began making experimental metal furniture forms, which utilized sculpted, high-relief, and abstract design elements that were collage-like in their construction.

Evans exhibited his work in a group show in 1957 at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York. In 1964, Evans became the designer for furniture manufacturer Directional, through which he introduced some very collectible editions, such as the Argente, Sculpted Bronze, and Cityscape.

Posthumous Demand

In 1987, Evans passed away on Nantucket. Recently, Evans’ furniture has brought record-breaking prices at antique shows and auctions across the United States and Europe.

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