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John William Evans. American. Born 1855.

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Timothy Cole Engraving a Woodblock. 1935. Wood engraving after Alphaeus Philemon Cole (1876-1988). 6 3/16 x 5 (sheet 12 x 9). A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil by Alphaeus P. Cole, signed and dated by John W. Evans. $500.

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Portrait of Johnson. 1935. Wood engraving after a sculpture by James E. Kelly. 7 1/2 x 6 1/2. Printed on tissue paper. Thomas Johnson (1844 - 1904) was a wood engraver and illustrator. Signed in pencil by Evans and in ink by Johnson. $175.

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An excellent new reference book is by William H. Brandt, Interpretive Wood-Engraving. The Story of the Society of American Wood-Engravers. Hardcover with dust jacket, 204 pages, $85. Publisher: Oak Knoll Press, Delaware. Phone: 800-996-2556.

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Born in Brooklyn, Evans was a pupil of P.R.B. Pierson. He exhibited at the Chicago Exposition in 1893, the Paris Exposition in 1900, as well as in London, Berlin, Vienna, Munich and New York. He was awarded bronze medals at the Buffalo Exposition in 1901 and at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. He received a silver medal at the Panam Pacific International Exposition in 1915. He lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York. His work is in the New York Public Library, the Carnegie Institute, and in the Brooklyn Institute of Art and Science.

Evans was a disgtinguished wood engraver, who did both reproductive and original work. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, wood engraving was the primary medium of reproduction in books and magazines. Wood engraving is a highly technical and demanding medium. Evans was one of the masters of the medium. He was a member of the Members of the Society of American Wood-Engravers with Victor Bernstrom, W. B. Closson, Timothy Cole, John P. Davis, Frank French, F. S. King, Elbridge Kingsley, John Tinkey, Henry Wolf, F. H. Wellington, S. G. Putnam and others.

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An excellent new reference book is by William H. Brandt, Interpretive Wood-Engraving. The Story of the Society of American Wood-Engravers. Hardcover with dust jacket, 204 pages, $85. Publisher: Oak Knoll Press, Delaware. Phone: 800-996-2556. Srule10.gif - 377 Bytes

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