Mary Page Evans

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Title

Mary Page Evans

Type

person

Birth Date

1937

Birthplace

Norfolk, Virginia, US

Biographical Text

Born in 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia, Evans first graduated with a degree in music before further studies in art in New York and Washington.

Although best known as a landscape artist, she also works from the figure and has seen the practice of regular life-drawing as important in the evolution of her painting.

Evans works directly from nature - en plein air - and she often returns to the same places to capture different moods and seasons in her landscapes. She is influenced by the French impressionists and abstract expressionists, as seen in her vibrant colours and energetic evocations of movement and light. She cites Paul Cezanne as her major and lifelong inspiration, as well as admiring the great landscape artists John Constable and J.M.W. Turner.

Evans compares her creative process to other art forms. “Painting is really about feeling, that’s where the poetry comes in,” Evans said. “Like writing, it’s as important what you take out as what you put in.” (2015)

She has held many solo and group exhibitions since the 1970s, and her paintings and drawings are represented in private, public, and corporate collections such as the Delaware Art Museum and the Kennedy Centre in Washington.

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Citation

“Mary Page Evans,” Tyler Collection of Romanian and Modern Art: University of Tasmania, accessed September 21, 2017, http://tylercollection.omeka.net/items/show/2263.