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Prodigal Son's Return
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: East Ayrshire Council

Prodigal Son's Return 1923

David Evans (1893–1959)

East Ayrshire Council

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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