John Evans, born in 1945 in Mt. Vernon, NY, received both his BFA. and MFA at Boston University where he studied with Philip Guston and James Weeks. Based in Massachusetts, he is best known for his oil paintings of landscapes and seascapes. The paintings depict a variety of national and international settings, from the coast of Cape Cod and the North Shore of Massachusetts to the countryside of central France. In his broad, colorful vistas can be seen the artist’s embracing of light and air, evoking the Luminists of the late 19th century.
Here’s how Evans describes his work, “Ultimately, the paintings are spiritual. They're classic in their concern for the ambiguity of two- and three-dimensional space, but they're also theaters that invite meditation.”
Evan’s paintings are included in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Fogg Art Museum, AT&T, Merrill Lynch and Chase Manhattan Bank. Additionally, a number of his paintings belong to collections in England, Bermuda, Switzerland and France.
John Evans is represented by GALLERY HENOCH in New York City. To see more images: http://www.galleryhenoch.com
-- Rosemary Carstens