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Mary Evans

 (20th century)
Mary Paige Evans was active/lived in Virginia.  Mary Evans is known for Floral still life and landscape painting.

Mary Evans

Biography from New Orleans Auction Galleries Inc

Mary Page Evans is an accomplished still-life and landscape painter, who has exhibited widely across the northeast.  A native of Virginia Beach, Evans studied music and painting at Hollins College (now Hollins University) in Roanoke, Virginia, where she met her husband, former Delaware Congressman Thomas B. Evans, Jr.

After moving to Wilmington, Delaware, in 1961, Evans pursued her studies under two prominent local artists, Ed Loper and Tom Bostelle.  By the early 1970s, Evans was exhibiting colorful compositions inspired by the lush rolling landscapes of Chester county, Pennsylvania, she encountered daily while car-pooling four young children around.

Landscapes and still-lifes are a process of self-discovery for Evans that she characterizes as a visual "push-pull" influenced by the compositions of Paul Cezanne and Hans Hoffman, wherein she tries to "loosen the form and let the color determine the structure and create the space".  The Delaware Art Museum recently featured a retrospective in 2012 of Evans' work titled "Painted Poetry" to commemorate its centennial anniversary.

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