Walker Evans


Walker Evans


Nationality: American

Birth Place: Saint Louis (St. Louis Indep. City, Missouri, United States)

After Walker Evans returned from Paris in 1927, he was alienated from American society. Evans reaction was to turn to photography. In the 1930s, he worked for the FSA making many of his most memorable photographs. However, he had artistic differences of opinion with the organization and left. He went on to make his shoebox series of candid photographs of subway riders in New York and industrial landscapes and interiors. His entire archive was sold to the dealer Harry Lunn. Evans influenced many photographers such as Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, and the ‘street’ photographer of the 1970s and 1980s.


Walker Evans Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Barber Shop, New Orleans, 1936 Gelatin silver, 1971 9-3/8 x 7-1/2 inches (23.8 x 1
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)Barber Shop, New Orleans, 1936Gelatin silver, 19719-3/8 x 7-1/2 inches (23.8 x 1...
Lot 73119
Auction 5328
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Minstrel Poster, Alabama, from the portfolio Walker Evans: Selected Photographs
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)Minstrel Poster, Alabama, from the portfolio Walker Evans: Selected Photographs,...
Lot 73268
Auction 5298
Friday, May 19, 2017
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Caryatid, Chicago, 1946 Gelatin silver, printed later 8-3/4 x 5 inches (22.2 x 12
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)Caryatid, Chicago, 1946Gelatin silver, printed later8-3/4 x 5 inches (22.2 x 12....
Lot 73179
Auction 5253
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Belle Grove Plantation, Louisiana, 1935 Gelatin silver contact print 9-1/2 x 7-1/2
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)Belle Grove Plantation, Louisiana, 1935Gelatin silver contact print9-1/2 x 7-1/2...
Lot 73109
Auction 5272
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Two Blind Street Musicians, Halstad Street, Chicago, 1941 Gelatin silver 4-5/8 x 6
Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975)Two Blind Street Musicians, Halstad Street, Chicago, 1941Gelatin silver4-5/8 x 6...
Lot 73096
Auction 5253
Sunday, April 17, 2016

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