Jessie Benton (Gray) Evans is active/lives in Arizona, New York. Jessie Evans is known for expressionist land and skyscape painting.
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Biography Jessie Evans
The following is from the artist, 2002.
Jessie Benton Evans was named for her great grandmother, an early Arizona painter of impressionist landscapes, who came to the state in 1911 after living the first half of her life in Ohio, Chicago, and Europe. The great grandmother declared young Jessie to be an artist, and put a brush in her hand when she was barely old enough to hold it. Growing up in the desert near this influential, supportive artist relative, Evans learned to see nature as art and to paint directly from life.
Born and raised in Arizona, Evans received a B.A. degree in Art and English from Arizona State University and an M.A. in both subjects from the University of Iowa.
After college, she and her husband,
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