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Ethel Wisner Evans

 (1888 - 1967)
Ethel Wisner Evans was active/lived in California, Oregon.  Ethel Evans is known for surrealism-French subjects.

Biography   Ethel Wisner Evans


Born in Stayton, OR on March 4, 1888. Evans studied at the Spokane Art League under Helen Rhodes and in Los Angeles at the Chouinard and Otis Art Institutes under MacDonald-Wright and Feitelson. A surrealist, she was active in both Los Angeles and Laguna Beach from the early 1930s. Her subjects indicate that she traveled in France. Evans died in England in April 1967. Exh: Calif. Art Club, 1931; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1932-38; Modern Art Gallery (Hollywood), 1936; Seattle Museum, 1937; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1936-41; San Diego Museum, 1938; GGIE, 1939; NY World's Fair, 1939; LA AA, 1941-45.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in Northwest Art; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy).

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