John William Evans Biography

John William Evans




Little information is found on the relatively prolific printmaker John William Evans, who was known for his highly detailed woodengraving reproductions of paintings. He was born in 1855 and studied under P.R.B Pierson, and was active in Brooklyn, New York. Exhibitions he participated in include the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, 1901 (medal); the St. Louis Exposition, 1904 (1904); the Pan-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 (silver medal); and the AIC, 1916-1917. His work can be found in the collections of the New York Public Library, the Chicago Insititute of Art, and the Brooklyn Institute of Art and Science.