Paul Evans

(1931 - 1987)
Lot 19
Paul Evans
Dining table
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
September 30, 2018
Lot 20
Paul Evans
Door knocker
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
September 30, 2018
Lot 355
Paul Evans
Door knocker
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $4,687
March 5, 2017
Lot 425
Paul Evans
Coffee table
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,625
October 11, 2015
Lot 426
Paul Evans
Headboard
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $1,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 262
Paul Evans
Dining table
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $10,000
October 12, 2014
Lot 316
Paul Evans
Dining table
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $3,200
February 23, 2014
Lot 303
Paul Evans
Cityscape cocktail table
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $3,437
October 13, 2013
Lot 372
Paul Evans
Sculpture
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized: $53,125
May 19, 2013
Lot 373
Paul Evans
Hanging light
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $7,500
May 19, 2013
Lot 374
Paul Evans
Cityscape cube tables (2)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $4,687
May 19, 2013
Lot 375
Paul Evans
Cityscape wall console
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,000
May 19, 2013
Lot 38
Paul Evans
Cityscape extended dining table
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $8,000
October 7, 2012
Lot 131
Paul Evans
Dining suite
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $20,000
May 6, 2012
Lot 133
Paul Evans
Dining suite
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $10,000
May 6, 2012
Lot 115
Paul Evans
Coffee table
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $5,275
June 26, 2011
Lot 162
Paul Evans
Coffee table
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
June 26, 2011
Lot 390
Paul Evans
Untitled (sculpture)
Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $11,025
October 17, 2010
Lot 413
Paul Evans
Backgammon coffee table
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $9,493
May 23, 2010
Lot 414
Paul Evans
Cityscape dining table
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $4,532
May 23, 2010
Lot 271
Paul Evans
Wall sculpture
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Price Realized: $42,875
December 6, 2009
Lot 396
Paul Evans
Dining table Cityscape series
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $6,000
June 29, 2008
Lot 402
Paul Evans
Lighted pedestal
Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized: $600
June 29, 2008
Lot 401
Paul Evans
Cityscape coffee table
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $1,800
December 3, 2006

About The Artist

 

American furniture designer Paul Evans utilized innovative technologies and unorthodox materials to create experimental, modern furniture. Neighbor to George Nakashima and creative partner with furniture designer Phillip Lloyd Powell, Evans helped establish New Hope, Pennsylvania, into an artists' community geared toward modern furniture design.

In the 1950s he formally trained as a silversmith, goldsmith, and blacksmith at the Philadelphia Textile Institute (now the Philadelphia University); the Rochester Institute of Technology; and as the first American recipient of the Booth Fellowship, at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After selling designs to the Raymor Company, he moved to New Hope in 1955. There he met Powell and the two formed a business partnership lasting ten years.

Evans used a range of different metals to construct distinctly sculptural furniture, such as bronze, pewter, copper, and steel. A 1957 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts (currently the Museum of Arts and Design) in New York garnered him national attention, and by 1966 he had opened his Bucks County studio, which employed over fifty people. Evans's Cityscape and Argente series, which include some of his most famous designs, were manufactured by Directional Furniture throughout the second half of the 20th century.

 

“Paul Evans II.” Interactive Database: Bucks County Artists. The James A. Michener Art Museum, 2012. Web. 28 Aug. 2012.

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