Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina
The Walter O. Evans Collection of African-American Art
June 19 - September 5, 1999
Edmonia Lewis, Old Indian Arrowmaker and His Daughter, 1866, marble, The Walter O. Evans Collection
One of the finest privately-owned collections of African-American Art, the Waiter O. Evans Collection features a comprehensive look at the work of some of the most important artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Included are works by Edward M. Bannister, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edmonia Lewis, Robert S. Duncanson, Romare Bearden, Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence.
Edward M. Bannister, Landscape, c. 1898, oil on canvas, The Walter O. Evans Collection
Jacob Lawrence, Genesis Creation Sermon #7, 1989, Gouache on paper, The Walter O. Evans Collection
Organization: Waiter O. Evans of Detroit, Michigan is an
avid collector of African-American art, rare books, and
historical documents pertaining to the
African-American experience. The exhibition is
traveling throughout the country, and
has been seen at The Delaware
Art Museum, the Ackland Art Museum (Univ.
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and the
Montgomery Museum of Fine Art.
For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.
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