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David Evans (1929–1988)

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The highly distinctive large scale watercolours of David Evans  have  much in common with those of Edward Burra, who, twenty four years his senior and much admired by Evans, was clearly an important influence.  Painting the landscape of his native Suffolk, where he settled (near Woodbridge) in 1969, his brightly coloured compositions, which typically measure 30 x 50 inches, fused his local habitat with vivid fantasies inspired by imagery from contemporary life.   He was a ardent campaigner and environmentalist and the effects of pollution in the form  of landfill, industrial plants and roads encroaching into his landscape are regular motifs.  He was also drawn to metropolitan subjects - rock bands, cafeterias, excursions to museums and days out to the beach.  Born in London. he studied at Central School of Arts and Crafts with Keith Vaughan. Early in his career he showed photomontages at Gallery

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Additional paintings by David Evans on www.lissllewellyn.com