Minnie EvansUnited States
Art Brokerage: Minnie Evans American Artist: b. 1892-1987. Minnie Evans' drawings were inspired by her dreams, and were filled with many different colors, possibly inspired by her work at Airlie Gardens. Her designs are complex, with elements recalling the art of China and the Caribbean combined with more Western themes. The central motif in many pieces is a human face surrounded by plant and animal forms. The eyes, which Evans equated with God's omniscience, are central to each figure. In addition, God is sometimes depicted with wings and a multicolored collar and halo, and He is shown surrounded by all manner of creatures. Of her drawings, Evans once said that "this art that I have put out has come from the nations I suppose might have been destroyed before the flood. . . . No one knows anything about them, but God has given it to me to bring [them] back into the world." Now recognized as one of the most important visionary folk artist of the 20th century, her work is highly collected by many museums and collectors all across the world. Despite her prolific and long career, her works do not come up for sale often. When they do, there is always strong competition for them due to their demand. Her work has been, and in some cases is still, on display at many museums across the country. The Museum of Modern Art in NY, the Smithsonian, The Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, The Museum of American Folk Art in NY, the Whitney, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, The High Museum in Atlanta, just to name a few. Listings wanted.Read More +
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