"Family Home in Valley" by Edwin Evans
Watercolor on Paper
24.5 x 21 in. Framed
13 x 10 in. Unframed
Provence (c. 1922)
Born in 1860, Edwin Evans, like J.T. Harwood, grew up in the small town of Lehi, Utah. Evans was a sketch artist, painter, and a teacher. He died in California March 4th, 1946.
In the fall of 1888, Evans joined other Utah artists in Paris. Later, Evans received support from the L.D.S. Church as a member of the French Art Mission, along with John Hafen, J. D. Fairbanks, and Lorus Pratt. The group studied at the Acadamie Julian and went on painting trips into the French countryside.
After his return from Paris in 1892, Evans not only painted murals in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple but also painted nine walls in the Cardston, Alberta, Canadian Temple, as well as eight murals for the V. A. hospital in Salt Lake City. In 1941, a retrospective of his work containing 141 paintings and drawings was exhibited in Salt Lake City.