Evans, Minnie (1892–1987)

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Evans, Minnie (1892–1987)

African-American painter. Born Minnie Eva Jones, Dec 12, 1892, in Long Creek, North Carolina (her mother was 14 and working as a domestic servant); grew up with grandmother in Wilmington, NC; died Dec 16, 1987, in NC; m. Julius Caesar Evans (valet), Dec 16, 1908; children: 3 sons.

Had only a 6th-grade education, no formal artistic training, and lived in the rural south; began drawing at age 43 (1935); surreal paintings and drawings, which depict religious themes and visions, were exhibited at the Whitney Museum (1975); since then, work has been exhibited worldwide.

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