Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, South Carolina

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The Walter O. Evans Collection of African-American Art

June 19 - September 5, 1999


Edmonia Lewis, Old Indian Arrowmaker and His Daughter, 1866, marble, The Walter O. Evans Collection

One of the finest privately-owned collections of African-American Art, the Waiter O. Evans Collection features a comprehensive look at the work of some of the most important artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Included are works by Edward M. Bannister, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edmonia Lewis, Robert S. Duncanson, Romare Bearden, Charles White, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence.


Edward M. Bannister, Landscape, c. 1898, oil on canvas, The Walter O. Evans Collection


Jacob Lawrence, Genesis Creation Sermon #7, 1989, Gouache on paper, The Walter O. Evans Collection


Organization: Waiter O. Evans of Detroit, Michigan is an avid collector of African-American art, rare books, and historical documents pertaining to the African-American experience. The exhibition is traveling throughout the country, and has been seen at The Delaware Art Museum, the Ackland Art Museum (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art.

For further biographical information on selected artists cited above please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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