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David Evans (1929–1988):
Mounted (ref: 8860)
Watercolour28 x 19 in. (71 x 48.2 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Studio
Residing in Suffolk, at Potash Farm, Evans was largely self-sufficient growing his own vegetables and flowers which were often the subject of his paintings. Flower Garden (1981); The Allotment (1986)Crown Imperial (88)Geraniums (81-2). Gladioli, Daffodils (86); Irises; Apples (86); Pumpkins (86);The Marrow Family; Cabbages
His work was naturally compared to Burra and Vaughan but it was also noted that he worked in the tradition of Palmer and Lear. His association with the Norfolk landscape was regularly commented upon as was his humourous social commentary) which was compared to that of Hogarth and Lowry. The sense of unease that permeates even the gayest of his watercolours was often noted.
The size and technical brilliance of Evans watercolours were qualities frequently commented on by critics of the time.