Grace Hamilton French Evans
(1887 - 1953)
Grace Hamilton French Evans was active/lived in New York, Iowa / Canada. Grace Evans is known for figure painting and writing.
Biography Grace Hamilton French Evans
The daughter of Judge Nathaniel French, a leader in Iowa's Democratic Party, Grace French was part of a prominent, Davenport family and educated at traditional preparatory schools. French attended St. Katherine's School for Girls in Davenport and then completed classes at Abbott Academy, now known as Phillips Andover Academy (Andover, MA). In 1909, she married Harry F. Evans, an industrial executive affiliated with the Davenport Wagon Company. Evans eventually became the vice president for the Moline Plow Company, a precursor to the Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement corporation. French's personal wealth allowed her to avidly pursue her art interests and to be a benefactor to numerous Davenport-area civic and arts organizations.
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