Sculptor and carver in various materials, painter and teacher, born in Manchester, where he attended the School of Art, gaining a Senior Scholarship. He won a National Scholarship, Royal College of Art, where he was taught by Francis Derwent Wood, being awarded his diploma in 1920; saw active service in World War I; and attended the Royal Academy Schools, winning a British Institution Scholarship, 1921, Landseer Prize, 1922, and Prix de Rome, 1923, enabling him to work at the British School at Rome. Held a number of teaching appointments, including Hammersmith, Central and Bromley Schools of Art and New York University. He was sculptor-in-residence at the Cranbrook Foundation, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1929. While in America, Evans did some important work on New York’s public buildings.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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