Jessie Benton Steese Evans
(1866 - 1954)
Jessie Benton Steese Evans was active/lived in Arizona, Illinois. Jessie Evans is known for southwest landscape painting, etching.
Biography Jessie Benton Steese Evans
The following, submitted November 2004, is from Jessie Benton Evans, great grand-daughter of the artist.
As children, my sister Jane and I climbed the southeast face of Camelback Mountain to a large promontory of stone we called "flat rock." Stretched on its broad, horizontal surface, we gazed at the panorama below--our childhood home, our grandparents' resorts, Jokake and Paradise Inns, and the tall cypresses and gardens clustered around the home of our artist great grandmother. To the east, the pristine desert expanded unbroken towards our favorite mountains which shimmered in the light--Four Peaks, Superstition, Granite Reef (now called Red Mountain) and the Mc Dowells.
The desert shaped both my art and that of my great g
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